Men try the pain of giving birth - level 2

Men try the pain of giving birth - level 2

26-11-2014 15:00

Being a parent isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to giving birth. A hospital in China offers taster sessions for men who are soon going to be fathers. The fathers have the opportunity to feel what it is like for the women to give birth.

A nurse places special pads on a man’s belly. These pads carry electric shocks which create a feeling that is similar to giving birth. The session starts with weak shocks, but then the nurse makes them stronger, and the man begins to writhe in pain.

One man said that it was really painful. He said it felt like his heart and lungs were being pulled apart.

Difficult words: taster session (where you get to see what an electric shock feels like), pad (a thick piece of soft material), writhe (to make twisting movements of the body).

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