Two men who wanted to prove that their wives were 'exaggerating' the pain of childbirth underwent a labor simulation meant to mimic contractions experienced by women - with hilarious results.
In celebration of Mother's Day, the men, from Kensington Church based in Troy, Michigan, contacted gynecologist Dr Julie Masters and filmed their experience.
'I’m going to throw up,' says one man in front of his wife, who was in the room watching the labor simulation unfold.
The video, posted on Vimeo, follows the men as they have electrodes attached to their abdomens, which simulate contractions - 'and what your wife went through during labor,' explains Dr Masters.
Staring with 'early labor,' a two or three on the doctor's pain scale, the men squirm and 'breath through it.'
One of the men exclaims: 'That was early labor? It feels like someone is taking a saw and just carving up my abdomen.'
By the time they reach the 'active' stage of labor, the squirming has turned into screaming.
'I'm hoping that's a seven [on the pain scale],' says one of the men. 'No, you're at four,' remarks the nurse.
Finally, the men, addressing their own mothers on camera as 'heroes,' conclude: 'That was a lot worse than I thought it was going to be.'
This isn't the first time curious men have used a simulator to experience the pains of childbirth contractions, however.
In January, Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno, the male co-hosts of the Dutch TV program Guinea Pigs, underwent the experiment for the benefit of their viewers.
'It was torture for me,' Zeno said afterward. 'I don't know if I dare make my wife pregnant.'
The pair underwent the simulator for two hours - about twelve hours short of an average labor.
In 2009, Dr Andrew Rochford went through the entire childbirth experience during a similar simulation for the Australian TV show, What's Good For You.
After more than two hours of contractions while clutching pillows, Dr Rochford admitted that he could now 'understand why women swear.'
But some doctors believe the simulation doesn't compare the the real-life pain women experience during labor.
'You can think of this as a very strong charley horse,' Dr. Jennifer Ashton told ABC News. 'Is it as painful as labor? My opinion would be it isn’t.'