Men Try Machine That Creates Sensation of Labor

Abbie Boudreau reports on television stunt that shows whether men can stomach labor pains.
2:14 | 01/22/13

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I don't know if I should be introducing the next story. But I want all of you to listen up. We have a crazy stunt to feel your pain. Two tv hosts who are men. They took themselves up to a machine that creates the sensation of labor. And wee look at if they can deal with the pain. There's one clue right there. Abc's abbie boudreau takes a look. Reporter: It's the kind of pain that even when it's not exactly real, makes grown men cry. Labor. We have to do this the all-natural way. Reporter: Up until this point, only women knew the agony of childbirth, which isn't too far from this scene in "knocked up." But now, these two dutch tv hosts know all that screaming on the big screen isn't just an act. Giving birth really hurts. Oh, yes. Reporter: As part of a stunt, these two men were hooked up to a machine, with electrodes on their abdomen, to simulate labor pain. And just like the real thing, the cramping or contractions got stronger, longer and closer to together. They say they did it so they could better empathize with women. But not so fast. You could think of it as a very strong charlie horse. But is it as painful as labor? My opinion would be, it isn't. Reporter: We showed the video to marnette and her husband, james. They wouldn't know unless they go through it themselves. Reporter: Do you think it's important to feel what your wife is going through? No. Reporter: You're in trouble, buddy. You're in trouble. How long could these two take the pain? The average labor lasts between 12 and 14 hours. But these guys? They only lasted two. For "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. Those poor babies. I feel so sorry for them. Now, to the first lady of

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