Pediatric nurse reveals most ridiculous things men say in the delivery room

Giving birth is truly an experience like no other.

After going through this myself last year, I was completely amazed at what my body (and mind!) was going through, and it left me with an even deeper appreciation for women than I ever expected.

When my baby was born, after nearly 15 hours of labor (nearly 3 of them were straining), I felt similarly faint and drained.

I had the amazing support of my husband, three amazing midwives and a supportive OB, but unfortunately many women are not so lucky.

Are you kidding?

Pediatric nurse Anna Pascarella revealed the shocking comments she heard from fathers in the delivery room. She said, “If you asked her while she was giving birth, you would be signing divorce papers along with her birth certificate.”

From requests for outdated “husband stitches” (controversial extra stitches during postpartum vaginal repair) to derogatory comments about the appearance of a partner's body after giving birth, Pascarella said some fathers I often got glimpses of surprising and perplexing thinking.

In the TikTok video, Pascarella played the role of unsuspecting fathers and copied their surprising statements.

A pediatric nurse posted a TikTok summarizing the most absurd things she's heard from men in the delivery room. TikTok / @Anna.the.Nurse

“Does it really hurt that much?” one asked, while another coldly claimed, “No, no, she doesn't need anything for the pain.”

Financial concerns also took center stage, with some fathers daunted by the cost of prodromal pain medication.

In one surprising case, a husband deemed his wife's choice of an epidural a “luxury” and refused to pay her $8,000 (US$5,300) hospital bill.

Comments range from rude to completely insane. TikTok / @Anna.the.Nurse

“When do you think she's going to have the baby? Because she's really hungry and has to go buy food,” he said when asked about the father-to-be.

“Why is it taking so long?” complained another.

One father felt he needed to share the pain he was experiencing. “My back hurts a lot when I sleep in that chair.''

One father-to-be insisted on answering the phone while his wife was in labor. TikTok / @Anna.the.Nurse

There were also complaints that the women's voices were too loud and that they were not giving their best effort, and some even asked, “Are you really trying your best?'' Meanwhile, her wife was straining and vomiting.

And one father, unable to get the call to go to voicemail, told the baby's mama: She'll be back soon. “

You have to go!

If I were one of the women in either of these scenarios, the word pissed off wouldn't even explain half of how I feel.

If I worked in this environment, I might accidentally drop something very heavy on the dads' feet when they weren't looking.



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