This was cool! Apparently this man thought that men had a higher pain threshold than women, so decided he could take labor. Using electrodes on the abdominal muscles, a doctor and a physiotherapist simulate contractions on him. Of course, with no uterine muscles, it’s not a precise thing… but it’s as close as any man can ever get! They tested the system on a mother of four, and she agreed it was similar to contractions, and then they put it on the man (a doctor). Quite interesting!
During the course of the “labor,” they go from mild, early labor contractions, about every 10 minutes; and as “labor” progresses, they crank it up, both in the strength of the contraction, as well as the duration, along with shortening the time between contractions. Along the way, the OB gives some “coping techniques” for the man to try.
See the outcome for yourself:
h/t to Birth at Home in Arizona
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