In The Celebration Of Mothers Day Two Jubilant Wives High-Five As Husbands Use Labor Simulation

Two men who wanted to prove that their wives were ‘exaggerating’ the pain of childbirth underwent a labor simulation meant to mimic contractions experienced by women – with hilarious results.

In celebration of Mother’s Day, the men, from Kensington Church based in Troy, Michigan, contacted gynecologist Dr Julie Masters and filmed their experience. ‘I’m going to throw up,’ says one man in front of his wife, who was in the room watching the labor simulation unfold.

In a woman's shoes: Two Michigan men who wanted to prove that their wives were 'exaggerating' the pain of childbirth underwent a labor simulation meant to mimic contractions experienced by women - with hilarious results

In a woman’s shoes: Two men who wanted to prove that their wives were ‘exaggerating’ the pain of childbirth underwent a labor simulation meant to mimic contractions experienced by women – with hilarious results

The video, posted on Vimeo, follows the men as they have electrodes attached to their abdomens, which simulate contractions – ‘and what your wife went through during labor,’ explains Dr Masters. Staring with ‘early labor,’ a two or three on the doctor’s pain scale, the men squirm and ‘breath through it.’ One of the men exclaims: ‘That was early labor? It feels like someone is taking a saw and just carving up my abdomen.’ By the time they reach the ‘active’ stage of labor, the squirming has turned into screaming.

‘I’m hoping that’s a seven [on the pain scale],’ says one of the men. ‘No, you’re at four,’ remarks the nurse.

In celebration of Mother's Day, the men, from Kensington Church based in Troy, Michigan, contacted gynecologist Dr Julie Masters and filmed their experience

Labor Pains: In celebration of Mother’s Day, the men, from Kensington Church based in Troy, Michigan, contacted gynecologist Dr Julie Masters and filmed their experience

Emotional support: 'I¿m going to throw up,' says one man in front of his wife, who was in the hospital room watching the labor simulation unfold

Emotional support: ‘I’m going to throw up,’ says one man in front of his wife, who was in the room watching the labor simulation unfold

Fearful face: The video, posted on Vimeo, follows the men as they have electrodes attached to their abdomen, which simulate contractions 'and what your wife went through during labor,' explains Dr Masters

Fearful face: The video, posted on Vimeo, follows the men as they have electrodes attached to their abdomen, which simulate contractions ‘and what your wife went through during labor,’ explains Dr Masters

Finally, the men, addressing their own mothers on camera as ‘heroes,’ conclude: ‘That was a lot worse than I thought it was going to be.’ This isn’t the first time curious men have used a simulator to experience the pains of childbirth contractions, however. In January, Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno, the male co-hosts of the Dutch TV program Guinea Pigs, underwent the experiment for the benefit of their viewers. ‘It was torture for me,’ Zeno said afterward. ‘I don’t know if I dare make my wife pregnant.’

The pair underwent the simulator for two hours – about twelve hours short of an average labor.

Two men and a baby! Labor pain simulator helps men understand…

Painful process: Staring with ‘early labor,’ a two or three on the doctor’s pain scale, the simulation goes up to ‘active’ labor, a four in the pain scale

Satisfied: The men's wives high-five each other as the men realize how wrong they were when they said women 'exaggerate' the pain of childbirth

Satisfied: The men’s wives high-five each other as the men realize how wrong they were when they said women ‘exaggerate’ the pain of childbirth

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