Men Try Out Labor Pains

Self-inflicted torture? Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno are the hosts of the Dutch TV show Guinea Pigs. Last week they explored what women experience (sort of) by submitting to simulated labor pains via electrodes, to the delight of the audience and women who administered them. The difference is that they only did it for ten minutes, and they did not simulate the actual birth. See the video (in Dutch) at Time. Link

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As noted in the video, labor usually lasts 12-14 hours, on average. However, I was in labor with my first child for 48 hours, finally had an emergency c-section, and cursed my doctor. Had a different doctor with the second child, and he ended up scheduling a c-section, so no labor that time. But my average labor time is still double the average.

I think that all ob-gyns should have abdominal surgery and be sent home with a new puppy to get an idea what having a c-section is like.
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