At our birthing class there was one dad to be that was trying to compare labor pain to the pain he encountered after back surgery. I have never been in labor, but I know women do not talk about it, so it cannot be good. Frankly, I do not want to know in advance, it will just freak me out. The dad to be pushed the questions further asking "Is labor like an 8 on the typical 1 to 10 pain scale?" One woman who had previously given birth said it was about a 20. Finally the dad to be shut up! Afterwards I told Neal how thankful I am that he is not like this. Not once has he said "suck it up, I have had multiple abdominal surgeries including 2 kidney transplants". Or "I felt worse than you when I was on dialysis". Never has he tried to compare my upcoming pain to his. I feel bad for that mom to be that is married to a douche bag!