Men, This Is What Childbirth Can Feel Like

Fathers of the world, if you ever doubted that childbirth hurts, 20 dedicated dads have endured the suffering so you don't have to!

Volunteers in Nanchang City, in south China's Jiangxi province, were hooked up to machines that provided them with a painful taste of what women go through in labour - and without the beautiful baby at the end.

The men went on a local TV show to experience 10 levels of pain with an agony scale from 50 to 500.

Electric shocks were sent into the abdomen of the male volunteers - including British singer Iain Inglis, 31, who lives and works in China - who gave up when the pain-o-meter hit 100.

He said: "It was too much for me. The pain was terrible!"

Another man, Lee Hao, said: "This was incredible. I couldn't stand much of it all. I understand now why my wife screamed for drugs when she was giving birth."

A braver chap, Zhou Nan, successfully stuck to the end and hit the 500 mark.

He said: "I am the father of triplets and wanted to understand the great pain my wife experienced when she was giving birth.

"It was horrible. I have nothing but deep admiration for all mothers after this ordeal."

The simulated pain in the show lasted for a maximum of 30 seconds but women often have to endure it for hours or even days.

The event organiser added: "This can help people realise how great mothers are."

Of course, childbirth IS painful, but it's nothing compared to the pain suffered by fans of a relegated team. Click here to see what we mean (only joking!).