Man Constantly Moaned About His "Sharp, Eye-Watering" Toothache During His Wife's 19 Hour Labour
July 30, 2019 09:37 By Fabiosa
There are a lot of things to think about if you’re expecting a baby. One big one is what labor is going to be like. Pain often is a part of the labor process. Tha's why having a birth partner is extremely important for some women. Most chose future fathers to be present and support them during this life-changing event.
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Being a birth partner involves providing intense physical and mental support to the mother. Yet, not all partners do understand their role and responsibility.
The unknown man was suffering from toothache when his wife unexpectedly went into labor with their first child.
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That's right, while his wife was literally pushing their child out of her body, this bloke though it was a good idea to moan incessantly about his sore tooth.
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Writing about the incident on Reddit, the couple gave both sides of the story.
"My husband had been complaining about a toothache for months and months throughout my first pregnancy,"
- the wife wrote.
"It kept getting worse, and every time he’d complain I’d say he should go to the dentist, but he refused."
A few hours into her labor her husband's toothache flared up again, causing what he described as " sharp, eye-watering pain" that hurt "in an ungodly way."
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The man, in fact, refused to do anything about his pain and look for medicine as he "didn’t want to leave her side... until her parents arrived."
Well, after the woman eventually gave birth to their first child, the pair were left wondering if hubby was in the wrong for whinging while his wife was giving birth.
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According to the Internet, the answer is a massive 'yes.' One Reddit user said:
"She needed a partner to support her and he was acting like a man baby. How incredibly stressful for her! "
"If my husband had been complaining of a toothache for months and refused to go to the dentist, I’d be pretty pissed that he continued to complain about it while I’m trying to push a person out of my body."
"You literally turned your wife's first time giving birth (which not only hurts but is scary and stressful) into a competition with pain you were feeling..."
After all, being a birth partner is not just about presence. The person should understand what support the woman wants, give her positive emotions, distract and comfort and not the opposite.
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