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And You Thought Your Labor Contractions Were Bad

_149107_childbirth_300_%2811-08-98%29_elvis.jpgLadies: I know how hard it is to deliver a child into the world; I’ve seen it, without drugs (my wife didn’t have them either). I know about the “ring of fire.” It didn’t look like a pleasant experience. Believe you me, I could never be a woman — I could never imagine my pelvic bones shape shifting.

But can you imagine what it might be like to give birth to a baby while you’re hanging from a tree!

A pregnant woman in Papua New Guinea who was hung from a tree after being accused of sorcery gave birth to her baby while struggling to free herself.
Nolan Yekum and her husband Paul were dragged from their house and hung from a tree by fellow tribesmen who accused them of sorcery after the couple’s neighbour suddenly died.

Errrr — If you can give birth while hanging from a rope, I don’t think that sorcery charge is too off the mark.

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This is just an example of why you guys rock, as does your wife. (I did my best to have a drug-free, intervention-free Bradley birth, but ended up with 2 c-sections, much to my dismay. (That's what I get for marrying a tall guy with viking ancestry when I'm just 5'0", but I digress).

That you even know what the ring of fire is enough for me, but the respect you have for the crap that women have to go through in order to bring a kid into the world is cool, too.

Kudos.

Is it terrible that whenever I hear the term "ring of fire" I think of that episode of Scrubs where Turk & JD leap through the ring of fire while shouting "Ring of fire!"?

Yeah, I obviously have no kids. But still.

Damn you for making me look up "ring of fire"!