I have been with my wife both times she gave birth. I cannot imagine anything more painful childbirth and the stuff that comes before and especially after. I guess having a leg amputated without anaesthetics would hurt less. It'd be over quicker in any case. And what's amazing is that she did it twice. I mean I can see anyone going for the first kid. Even men if they could have them. You really have no real idea what is going to happen the first time, other than that it will probably not be pleasant. But having gone through 1 childbirth, and deciding to have another one... If men had to deliver them, I doubt we'd still be around today, as a species. Ladies, my hat's off for you.