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    I've had intussuusception 4 times as an adult. Really just totally agonising, but I wouldn't say worse than labour. The physical pain is very similar though.

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    bahahahaha! My DP NEVER!!! He recently went for a vasectomy and you would have thought the world was ending. It took him longer to recover from that than I did from the birth of DD.

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    Default Could men handle labour?

    They would be able to handle it, anyone can/has to when in the situation.
    BUT we would never hear the end of it lol

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    Default Could men handle labour?

    I had a gallstone attack (I've heard that saying about gallstones too) about 12hrs after DD was born. It's very different because labour came in waves whereas the gallstone attack was constant. I was far more out of it during the attack and couldn't even open my eyes. I'm more afraid of that happening again than I am about labour. I think the attack was scarier because something was wrong (they didn't know what it was at the time, I kept saying chest pain and DH seriously thought I was going to die), whereas I knew what was happening in labour so I wasn't frightened.

    If I was pushed to a pick one or the other as more painful, I'd say labour - but it's a close call!

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    Yes, DH would be fine - he's pretty tough about illness/ pain!

    Although he reckons that if men gave birth, it would be 'very different' in that there would be no competition over who gave birth naturally/ with no drugs, but that all the men would be 'way more sensible' and would ask for maximum drugs at the outset! He likened it to going for any operation and asking for no anaesthesia/ pain relief, as a badge of honour...

    (And he is only joking, I hasten to add, and not referring to all women who want to birth naturally - just where it can get competitive/ contentious between women regarding the birthing process...)

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    Default Could men handle labour?

    Men go through the most horrific situations in the combat/war frontline. Of course they could give birth if they needed to. I think there are the same amount of male pu$$ies as female ones

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    Default Re: Could men handle labour?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    I had a gallstone attack (I've heard that saying about gallstones too) about 12hrs after DD was born. It's very different because labour came in waves whereas the gallstone attack was constant. I was far more out of it during the attack and couldn't even open my eyes. I'm more afraid of that happening again than I am about labour. I think the attack was scarier because something was wrong (they didn't know what it was at the time, I kept saying chest pain and DH seriously thought I was going to die), whereas I knew what was happening in labour so I wasn't frightened.

    If I was pushed to a pick one or the other as more painful, I'd say labour - but it's a close call!
    I actually feel the same - I am having gall bladder issues at the moment and the pain is horrible and it doesn't let up. Labour was completely different pain, a much more bearable pain IMO and I had a 30+ hour active labour with complications lol.

    I think it certainly helped to know that I got the reward of a baby after all that pain... where as I'm likely to be in pain from my gall bladder now until after I give birth in June...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missemzy View Post

    They should introduce this into antenatal classes for the soon to be dads to experience it. It'll give the soon to be mothers a little giggle.
    what an awesome idea!!! It would be hilarious to watch! Gee that makes me sound mean.

    my DP found the video funny too OP. My favourite bit was at the end where one of the guys says that he is not sure he is willing to get his wife pregnant now that he has experienced a bit of what labour is like.


 

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