Being pregnant is hard work and that’s not even considering the upcoming labor and birth added on. There were (few) times that I wondered (and wished) that my husband could take over and be pregnant instead. Honestly, I wouldn’t want it that way because all I can think about is all the things I would miss out on — the baby kicks, watching my body grow, the hormones that fuse me to a new person. I really don’t care to give that over to anyone.
Then I started wondering, aside from the things I would miss, how would pregnancy look if the men became pregnant? Then I got scared, and thankful that I don’t have to be the one supporting my husband through pregnancy, labor and birth. While I think there would be some improvements if men became pregnant instead, overall I think it’s the way it should be — women can handle it better.
Click through to see how things would be different if men were the ones that became pregnant:
:: What do you think? Would you prefer Men to carry the babies? ::
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