15:28 Monday, 15 April 2019
But would you want to?
Childbirth is one of the most painful things a woman can go through and now, men can also experience the pain.
Ultrasound Baby Face are a company in Bristol that are the first in the world to offer the painful experience.
The labour experience lasts about 30 minutes and the guys behind it claim it’s as close as you can get to the real deal.
Their website says:
“Labour contraction can’t fully be replicated, but we have tried to give you a taste. Trial a light hearted challenge to gain a minor insight of the experience we go through during labour. From bump to birth you will undergo funny activities wearing a weighted bump and try out your pain threshold with our Labour Pain simulator.”
They stick a heavy bump onto your partner and give them some tasks to complete which include climbing over hurdles and picking up toys. They’ll also experience shocks for seven minutes when they attach a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Machine) to their stomach.
The founder of Ultrasound Baby Face got the idea after watching videos of people trying it as an extreme pain challenge. His partner was pregnant at the time. He felt useless and wanted to experience what childbirth was like for himself.
The experience will set you back £25 (which would work out at nearly €30).