If Men Were to Experience Labor, Would the World be Less Populated?

Two Dutch men decided to give it a try. It would appear that was their conclusion.

Ever since anyone can remember it's been said that if men were to experience labor, the world would be less populated. But it is hard to explain labor, so nobody really knew. Well, a hospital in the Netherlands came up with a unique way to simulate labor and two healthy Dutch men were brave enough to give it a try — see the accompanying Youtube video with English sub-text.

Electrodes were attached to the relevant muscles and "contractions," increasing in intensity, were applied, simulating the birth experience.

At the end of the experiment, which was done humanely with midwives present at all times, it seems there probably is some truth to that saying. One of the men opted to stop before the two-hour labor simulation was complete. He questioned whether he ever wanted to get his wife pregnant and put her through that.

While preventing childbirth was not the objective, it would likely help some men have a greater appreciation for what is involved in building the family unit.

What do you think? Should an experience like this be offered to couples during prenatal classes?

Karsten Torch January 29, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Yeah, screw that. This would be a FAR less populated world if it were up to us to carry children. Morning sickness, swollen ankles, childbirth, all the things that go along with being pregnant would not be borne very well by men. Just sayin....
Amy February 08, 2013 at 01:43 AM
Mankind would end.
Tammy Osier February 08, 2013 at 02:03 AM
Amy - Sure nuff, but so long ago that tv would never have been invented (but then neither would football...lol).
thcooper69 February 09, 2013 at 10:07 PM
no it wont work ,but what will keep less populated ,is that all ebt stop ,the gybament givin away freebies as incintives for those to lazy to work ,live off there chilrens ebt and wic cheese . if all the dolein out stops and people are held to higher standards for thembselves providing for thembselves MAKIN them held accountable to thembselves then THAY would get a job provide for that baby THAY want instead of bleeding the welfare system out cuz THERE to lazy to work
thcooper69 February 09, 2013 at 10:09 PM
the entire obama generation was raised on gubament assistance ,so socialism and gubament frrebies is all THAYve ever known ,


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