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What Pregnancy Would Look Like If Men Became Pregnant

By Devan McGuinness |

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:

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If Men Were Pregnant Instead

Birth Control Would Be 100% Effective

Not that men would be better at following the directions and counter any pregnancies that are due to misuse, but there would be stronger developed birth control options, like 100% ones!
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:: What do you think? Would you prefer Men to carry the babies? ::

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Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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One thought on “What Pregnancy Would Look Like If Men Became Pregnant

  1. Nikki says:

    I couldn’t fathom the amount of complaining I would hear from my husband. I’m sure the phrase, “I guarantee NOONE has had morning sickness THIS bad” would be uttered more than once a day.

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