I suppose it would be positively churlish of me not to give my Mother some due on, what is, the day of my 50th birthday. That’s around 18,250 days, (not including leap years), of sunrises and sunsets.
Here’s a funny little film of two men being hooked up to electrodes in an attempt to simulate childbirth. Let’s face it, if men had to give birth, there’d be a lot less people in the world. (Some of the expressions on the wives’ faces are priceless.)
So, to my mum, and all the other mums in the world – thank you for going through all that pain in order to bring us into this world.
N.B. Just to be aware, this experiment only tries to simulate contractions – not the actual giving birth. Which, trust me, having witnessed it twice, you don’t want to experience that.
Thanks to The Jenny Mac Book Blog for sharing the film.