How to Piss Off Your Partner During Labour… in 10 Easy Steps

Looking to get divorced during the delivery of your first child? Here’s how to make it happen.  

Simply follow this step-by-step guide and we can guarantee you’ll be receiving death stares by the time bub arrives. And possibly a kick to the balls.

If you would like to play the supportive, kind, caring, loving husband during labour, then read on. And do the COMPLETE OPPOSITE.

Step one: Park as far as you possibly can away from the hospital

And, when your wife stops half-way through the trek because her waters have broken, complain about her being slow. And making a mess in the middle of the street.

Step two: Turn the room television on to any sport

Game over. Especially if it’s cricket. She’s in labour. She gets control of the remote.

Step three: Yawn

Go ahead. We dare you. Even better, fall asleep beside her. That should end well.

Step four: Take selfies as your wife labours in the background

Make sure you snap the photo at mid-contractions. And smile!

Step five: Discuss how slow and long the process is

Because clearly, she doesn’t know. She’s only going through it.

Step six: Comment on the fluids coming out of her

Jeez hun, you’re really sweating a lot. And leaking weird goo everywhere. 

thoughts you have in labour

Thanks Captain Obvious.

Step seven: Eat something super delicious

The more yummy the meal, the more likely a divorce.

Step eight: Complain about being sore

Those hospital chairs are pretty uncomfortable, hey? You know what’s more uncomfortable? Pushing a child out of your vagina.

Step nine: Wander down south without permission

If you do have a look at the crowning glory, be sure to also comment with something along the lines of, “Wow, that is disgusting.” Or, better still, “I’m glad I’m not a woman.”

Step ten: Congratulate her with “See, that wasn’t so bad.”

And follow it up with, “Hey, the baby looks just like me!”

So there you go dads-to-be. Your all-access guide on how to be the worst labour support person in the history of ever. You can thank us later. Oh, and be sure to also check out our guide on how to piss off a new mum. 


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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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