For some strange reason, the internet – and society in general, for that matter – seems to be full of men who aren’t fully aware of just how excruciatingly painful childbirth can be.
As a result, they seem to either compare the pain of childbirth to something much less intense, or downplay it when someone else tries to correct them about it.
As you can imagine, this can be incredibly frustrating to partners who have to deal with the childbearing.
So when father of four Michael Richardson told his wife that delivering four kids was easy, Jodie Richardson decided to enact some sweet, sweet revenge and teach him a lesson.
Because Michael was convinced childbirth wasn’t a difficult task at all, it was incredibly easy for his wife of 12 years to get him to hook himself up to a birthing simulator.
For those of you who regularly browse YouTube archives, you may have already seen the Try Guys try the Labor Pain Simulation in their Pregnancy Simulation series, so you may already know what to expect next.
The father of four from Gran Canaria was hooked up to a special device that was designed to simulate what contraction pains are like, so that he can “show his wife” just how easy this is.
Of course, we all know he was going to eat his words, much to his wife’s glee.
The couple had initially purchased the machine after they were advised to do so by Michael’s physical therapist, in order to help the man with a lingering muscle pain that was caused by a knee injury.
Seeing the opportunity to teach her 47-year-old husband a lesson, Jodie got him hooked up to the device.
With a camera on hand while accompanying her husband on this hilarious experiment, Jodie then recorded a video of her husband undergoing the simulation.
In the video that has since gone viral, we can see Michael eating his words almost instantly.
Initially he brushed it off as period pain, but it soon became apparent he could no longer take it.
He started writhing and groaning in pain, and very quickly was trying to kick off the electrodes.
It was clear he couldn’t help himself anymore, and felt like he was being stabbed in the stomach and the groin – sounds like an accurate description of childbirth, if you were to ask any mother!
In the end, Michael only managed to make it to voltage level 5 before he had to call it off – a pain that was nowhere near what a true birthing parent would have actually experienced.
In fact, the full extent of the simulation could never come close to how childbirth feels like in reality – which means Michael had only experienced a sliver of the pain his wife had suffered through for hours.
After obtaining a brief first-hand experience of the kind of suffering his wife had to undergo four times, Michael has definitely obtained a new perspective on just how hard childbirth is.
No wonder he took back all his nasty comments afterwards!