Here’s something else I find annoying – men sharing their expert opinions on pregnancy and childbirth.
Example: “Oh – 8 pounds 10 ounces? Well that’s not bad. At least it’s not a gutbuster.” Really? And you’ve pushed out how many 8 pound 10 ounce babies?
Example: “Epidurals are standard.” Your wife had one epidural out of 4 deliveries – so that makes them standard?
Example: “I only went through it once and that was enough.” You went through the experience of your wife having a baby once. You didn’t actually go through it so you’ll never know what it’s like.
My advice to men? Stick with nonjudgmental comments like “I’m so happy that mom and baby are healthy and well,” or “She was a trooper.”
Use qualifiers to present your confident uncertainty. “It didn’t seem like the pain of labor was excruciating. ”
Don’t act like you have first hand knowledge about what it feels like to be pregnant and give birth unless you want us to go around talking about what it feels like to get kicked in the balls.