• LOL! 30 Sablay Childbirth Moments by Dads

    "During my labor, nag-text si husband kay Doc: 'Pakisabi kay misis kain lang ako sa carinderia."
    by Rachel Perez .
  • LOL! 30 Sablay Childbirth Moments by Dads
    IMAGE Screencapped from Knocked Up (2007)
  • This year, we tip our hats off to award-winning actor and dad of two, Ryan Reynolds, who offered wisdom to a lot of dads out there especially those with pregnant wives. 

    His first nugget of wisdom was when he guested on Late Night with Seth Meyers after his first daughter, James, was born. His honest-to-goodness take on a husband's role: "Do the dirty work. A human being will exit your wife, so she's done enough. Just change the diapers," he told Meyer. 

    After welcoming his second daughter with wife, actress Blake Lively, his second nugget of daddy wisdom had to do with what dads should or should not do during childbirth in the delivery room. In this video to promote his cover on GQ magazine, his dark sense of humor really popped out, but the underlying points are valid. Watch:

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    We were inspired by the video so we asked you, dear moms, about some boo-boos your husbands and partners did while you were in labor. Boy, did you heed our call, all right. Here are some of the funniest responses we got (edited for clarity).

    Dads, no more screen time for you when your wife is in labor.  

    "While at the emergency room with all the fussing around me, my husband, probably nervous and excited to see the baby a bit too soon, said in between contractions, 'Hon, selfie tayo.' The annoying brute! But we took a selfie." -- Kate Bezzair Tolentino

    "My husband while I was in labor: 'Nag-comment pala si ano tinatanong kung nanganak ka na?'" -- Denise Santiago Enriques 

    "He was documenting everything and said, ‘Smile naman, papanget ka sa picture.’” -- Isabel Hanopol 

    "Before coming to the hospital, I put on a little makeup so I would look nice in pictures. When labor started getting intense throughout the day, my makeup didn't hold up for long. My very kind husband offered to retouch my makeup. 'Want me to do your kilay? Lipstick?' Uhm, I was like: 'No, thanks. I don't trust you with my kilay.’" -- Le Gieka Pascua Gutay 

    “My husband is a seafarer so every time I gave birth he has been onboard [the ship]. With my first child, he called me during my labor, but I told him to stop calling. He said, 'Mahal, naka-satellite ako.’ Hahaha.” -- Laurice Rafols Emnace-Pama 

    Know your priorities -- it's your wife!

    "Hirap na ako lumakad palabas ng bahay at papunta sa sasakyan at panay na ang hilab ng tyan ko. Yung hubby ko tumakbo ulit papasok ng bahay. Me: 'O, 'san ka pa pupunta?’ Husband: ‘Wait lang. Papabango lang ako!' Nakuha pa magpabango!" -- RChie Gutierrez-Lopez 

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    "We were in the labor room and contractions came in short intervals already; pain was beginning to intensify. It was also a day of the Gilas Pinas Games. I got really pissed off when he could not focus on giving me the proper massage to ease the pain because his eyes were glued to the television. Oh well!" -- Chelle Redaja-Maling

    "While sirang-sira na mukha ko sa sakit, I told my hubby na punta na kami ng hospital. Sabi sa ’kin, 'Ngayon na ba? 'Di ba pwedeng hindi muna? Ang dami kong meetings ngayon, e!' Para akong sasabog sa sakit at galit! Haha." -- Florie Marie

    "During my labor, nag-text si husband kay Doc: 'Pakisabi kay misis kain lang ako sa carinderia." -- Allyn Montes Catanduanes 

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    You need to get it together, dads.

    "Me: 'Hon, kausapin mo ako kase kinakabahan ako!' His reply: 'Eh, kinakabahan din ako!' A few moments later, my doctor shouted, 'Give the hubby a chair, please!' Epic fail!" -- Melizza Bianca Narito

    "Doctor: Daddy, CS na po si Mommy, ano pong cut? Hubby: Adobo cut po. Juice-colored! Hahaha." -- Andrea Rodrigo-Villegas 

    "When I was in labor with my first child, I was asked to remove my undies for the doctor's examination. I was already in pain and having difficulty bending over to remove my underwear. After handing it to my husband, who was probably in shock and trying his best not to panic about the childbirth process, his eyes widened and asked, 'What am I going to do with this?' I was in pain so what came out of my mouth was 'Try putting it on your head, dummy!' For a split second, I swear he nearly believed me." -- Althea Paulino Espiritu

    “While in labor minutes before giving birth, ‘Gusto mo tumawag na 'ko ng ambulansya, hon?’ We were already in the delivery room.” -- Shah Loelee Cadangan-Lopena 

    Dads, we're not over-exaggerating nor are we just hallucinating the pain.

    I almost kicked my husband when he asked me, 'Masakit ba? Kaya mo pa ba?' as if naman pwede kong hindi ituloy ang pagla-labor. Haha." -- Yatz Laine Tapales

    "He was trying to annoy me to forget the pain, as if there something na makakagawa nun, so he asked: 'Mas masakit pa kaya magpatuli diyan?'" -- Eika Mauleon 

    "In the middle of a very painful contraction, he was like 'It's ok, hon! Remember, pain is progress, pain is progress, pain is progress...' over and over again. I wanted to hit him with something so he could share my pain." -- Joyce Arias 

    "Me while in labor with our first baby: 'Super sakit!' Sabi ba naman sa 'kin, 'Mahina lang kasi ang pain tolerance mo.' Sarap sapukin at that moment." -- Kristine Glorioso

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    “I was in labor for almost 24 hours already. When I couldn’t take the pain anymore, I started to cry. Then my husband said, ‘Masakit na ba talaga?’” -- Jojie Jugo-Velasco

    “Sa delivery room, me: ‘Pa, sobrang sakit. 'Di ko yata kaya!’ Hubby: ‘Masakit naman talaga yan!’” --Pelare Moreno Dianice  

    "Me: Pa, sumasakit na talaga ang tiyan ko. Tara na sa ospital…’ Hubby: ‘Hindi pa 'yan. Matulog ka na lang baka mawala din yung pain na nararamdaman mo.’ OMG. I answered back, ‘Ano ka ba!? Sa ayaw at gusto mo, manganganak na ako. Sa sobrang sakit, baka makakasakit na ako ng taong katabi ko!’" -- Lessie Francisco 

    Our voice decibel is valid, given the situation.

    "While I was in pain my husband said, "'Wag ka maingay, maaga pa work ko bukas." -- Jaydee Empedrad-Padilla 

    “While I was in labor, my husband remarked, 'Hon, nakaisip na ako ng bagong negosyo. Kukuha tayo ng pwesto sa palengke. Ikaw ang tindera. Sa lakas ng boses mo, kahit nakauwi na ang mga tao, malalaman pa anong paninda mo, eh.’" -- Abbie StaMaria

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    Patience is a must!

    "I was in Bulacan and my hubby was in Cavite when it was time to give birth. After I texted him to inform him of the fact, my hubby replied, 'Ma, ano nararamdamn mo? Sumagot ka naman, mag-reply ka naman" habang ako hindi ko na alam kung anong gagawin ko sa sobrang sakit." -- Claire Santillan Encoy

    "Hubby: 'Akala ko ba sampong iri lang lalabas na yan. CS pala.'" -- Charie Pecaña 

    "Hubby: 'Masakit ba? Anong oras lalabas yan?'" -- May Solo 

    Financial concerns are valid, but still.

    "Hubby: 'Kaya mo 'yan. Wala tayo pambayad pang-CS. Galingan mo manganak.'" -- Ra Zel 

    “Nakarating na ako sa ospital mag-isa at tapos na ako manganak nang dumating asawa ko. Eto agad ang sabi nya, ‘Ba't dito ka nagpadala? Mahal dito.'” – Ligaya Flores 

    Generally, these comments do not help (but reading it is so funny!)

    “I remember each time I was in labor, my husband always told me, ‘Anong gusto mong gawin natin?’ as if I have a choice." -- May Grace Sarabia-Dumanay Bacani

    "'Ano, Ma, uulit ka pa?' Mapangasar na sabi ng asawa ko habang masakit na masakit na tiyan ko!" -- Melody Agojo-Maligaya

    "Hubby: 'Sige nga, ilabas mo ngayon ang tapang mo!'" -- Alis Dikson

    These kinds of birthing stories are definitely a must-share to the kids. Hope you had fun reading!

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    When a woman thinks of childbirth, the automatic thing that comes to mind is the pain brought about by the contractions and the hardships of pushing the baby out or the risks of going under the knife, if your delivery your baby via C-section. When you're a dad to be. You need to be in the know, as dads have been revolutionizing fatherhood, being more involved than just bringing home the bacon.

    That said, award-winning actor and dad of two Ryan Reynolds took the Internet by storm by giving an honest-to-goodness take on a dad's or husband's role after his partner just gave birth: "Do the dirty work. A human being will exit your wife, so she's done enough. Just change the diapers," he told Seth Meyer when he guested on Late Night after her first daughter James was born. Bravo, Ryan.

    Now, after welcoming his second daughter with wife actress Blake Lively, he has more daddy wisdom to offer, this time on what dads should or should not do during childbirth in the delivery room. His dark sense of humor really pops out, but the underlying points are valid. Watch:

    We asked you, dear moms, about some boo-boos husbands and partners had done while you are in labor and you heeded our call all right. Based on your funniest responses, we've outlined more labor and delivery tips for dads.

    Social media concerns is not on the top of the list.

    "While at the Emergency Room with all the fussing around me, the excitement of seeing my baby a bit too soon and in between contractions, husband said: "Hon, selfie tayo." The annoying brute! Haha! We took a selfie with my dextrose and labor contractions on. I didn't mind it then. Even now." -- Kate Bezzair Tolentino

    "Nagcomment pala si ano tinatanong kung nanganak ka na?" -- Denise Santiago Enriques (We think you can handle those kinds of social media queries on your own.)

    "As he was documenting everything ‘Smile naman, papanget ka sa picture.’”  -- Isabel Hanopol (Plus points for thinking of what we’d look in photos, but…)

    "Before coming to the hospital, I put on a little make up so I would look nice in pictures just in case I give birth that day. When labor started getting intense throughout the day, my makeup probably didn't hold up for long. My very kind husband offered to retouch my makeup. 'Want me to do your kilay? Lipstick?' Uhm… ‘No, thanks. I don't trust you with my kilay.’" -- Le Gieka Pascua Gutay (To be fair, he offered, but considering the possible results, she’s probably fine with her labor non-makeup face. LOL)

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    “My husband is a seafarer so every time I gave birth he is onboard. But with my 1st child, he called me during my labor but I told him to stop calling. He said "Mahal naka-satellite ako.’ Hahaha.” -- Laurice Rafols Emnace-Pama (On, the lengths hubby went through to be present! Aww.)

    Know your priorities -- it's your wife!

    "Yung hirap na ko lumakad palabas ng bahay papunta sa sasakyan at panay na ang hilab ng tyan ko, tumakbo ulit papasok [ng bahay] hubby ko. Me: 'O, san ka pa pupunta?’ Husband: ‘Wait lang papabango lang ako!' Nakuha pa magpabango." -- RChie Gutierrez-Lopez (Uhm, okay, maybe the alternative smeel was worse? Haha)

    "We were in the labor room and contractions came in short intervals already and pain begins to intensify. I understand that he still has to take business calls earlier but other than that, it was the Gilas Pinas Games. I got really pissed off when he could not focus giving proper massage to ease the pain, his eyes glued to the television. Oh well!" -- Chelle Redaja-Maling

    "While sirang-sira na mukha ko sa sakit, I told my hubby na punta na kaming hospital. Sabi sa’kin, 'Ngayon na ba? Di ba pwedeng hindi muna? Ang dami kong meetings ngayon e!' Para akong sasabog sa sakit at galit! Haha." -- Florie Marie

    "While on labor, nagtext si husband kay doc, 'Doc, pakisabi kay misis kain lang ako sa carinderia," -- Allyn Montes Catanduanes (Well, maybe he needs the energy, too!)

    You need to get it together to be able to support your wife.

    When doctor and staff prepping her for CS, and getting ready to make incision. She was asking hubby random questions to spark conversation and take her mind off what's going to happen next, but she only got yes or no answers. "Me: Hon, kausapin mo ako kase kinakabahan ako!" and his reply, "E kinakabahan din ako e! A few moments later my OB shouting oh give the hubby a chair please! Epic fail!" -- Melizza Bianca Narito

    "Dra: 'Daddy CS na po si Mommy, ano pong cut?' Hubby: 'Adobo cut po.' Juicecolored! Hahaha. -- Andrea Rodrigo-Villegas (We bow our heads. This is sooo funny!)

    "When I was in labor with my first child, I was asked to remove my undies so that the doc can examine me. I was already in pain and having difficulty bending over and slowly removing my underwear [so the doc could examine me]. After handing it to [my husband who was right beside me the whole time and who was] probably was in shock and trying his best not to panic, he asked with eyes wide open, 'What am I going to do with this??' I was in pain and what came out of my mouth was 'Try putting it on your head dummy!' For a split second, I swear, he nearly believed me." -- Althea Paulino Espiritu (Maybe the birthing class didn’t cover that part? Haha!)

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    “While in labor minutes before giving birth, ‘Gusto mo tumawag na ko ng ambulansya hon?’ knowing we're already in the delivery room.” -- Shah Loelee Cadangan-Lopena 

    Stop asking about the pain. No we're not over-exaggerating nor are we just hallucinating it.

    "I almost kick my husband when he asked me, 'Masakit ba? Kaya mo pa ba?' as if naman pwede kong hindi ituloy ang pagle-labor. Haha." -- Yatz Laine Tapales

    "Mas masakit pa kaya magpatuli diyan?" while trying to annoy me to forget the pain as if there something na makakagawa nun." -- Eika Mauleon (If only he could try giving birth so he can answer his question. Hehe.)

    "In the middle of a very painful contraction and he was like "It's ok hon! Remember pain is progress, pain is progress, pain is progress..." over and over again. I wanted to hit him with something so he could share my pain." -- Joyce Arias (He is technically right!)

    "Me, habang nag lalabor sa first baby namin: 'Super sakit!' Sabi ba naman sa'kin, "Mahina lang kasi ang pain tolerance mo." Sarap sapukin at that moment." -- Kristine Glorioso

    “I was in labor for almost 24hrs already. When I couldn’t take the pain anymore, I started to cry. Then my husband said, ‘Masakit na ba talaga?’” -- Jojie Jugo-Velasco

    “Sa delivery room: Me: ‘Pa, sobrang sakit. Di ko yata kaya!’ Hubby: ‘Masakit naman talaga yan!’” --Pelare Moreno Dianice  

    "’Pa sumasakit na talaga [and tiyan ko] Tara na sa ospital…’ Hubby: ‘Hindi pa yan matulog ka na lang baka mawala din yang pain na nararamdaman mo.’ OMG. And I’m like, ‘Ano ka ba!? Aa ayaw at gusto mo manganganak na ko. Sa sobrang sakit, baka makakasakit na ako ng taong katabi ko!’" -- Lessie Francisco (Well played, mommy!)

    Our voice decibel is valid, given the situation.

    "While I’m in pain my husband said "wag ka maingay, maaga pa work ko bukas." -- Jaydee Empedrad-Padilla 

    Her husband said while she was in labor, “’Hon nakaisip na ko ng bagong negosyo. Kukuha tayo ng pwesto sa palengke. Ikaw and tindera. Sa lakas ng bunganga mo kahit nkauwi na tao malalaman pa anong paninda mo eh.’" -- Abbie StaMaria

    Patience is a must!

    She was in Bulacan and hubby was in Cavite when it was time to give birth. After informing him of the fact via text, hubby replied, "'Ma, ano nararamdamn mo sumagot ka nmn mg reply ka naman" habang ako di ko na alam kung anong gagawin ko sa sobrang sakit." -- Claire Santillan Encoy

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    "Akala ko ba sampong iri lang lalabas na yan. CS pala." -- Charie Pecaña (Sorry, things didn’t go as planned! Duh!)

    "Masakit ba? Anong oras lalabas yan?" -- May Solo (Do you think moms would like to prolong this? Haha!).

    Money concerns are valid, but still.

    "Kaya mo yan. Wala tayo pambayad pang-CS. Galingan mo manganak " -- Ra Zel (We don’t want a C-section, too, you know. )

    “Nakarating na ako sa ospital mag isa at nakatapos na manganak ng dumating asawa ko. Pagdating nya eto agad ang sabi, ‘Ba't dito ka ngpadala? Mahal dito.” – Ligaya Flores (These should have been settled way before due date.)

    Generally, these comments do not help (but reading it is so funny!)

    “I remember when I'm in labor my husband always told me, ‘Anong gusto mong gawin natin?’ as if I have a choice." -- May Grace Sarabia-Dumanay Bacani

    "Ano mhe, uulit ka pa? Mapangasar na sbi ng asawa ko hbang msakit na msakit na tiyan ko!" -- Melody Agojo-Maligaya

    "Sige nga, ilabas mo ngayon ang tapang mo!" -- Alis Dikson

    Honestly, we can go on and on about this. There are sleeping dads while partner is on labor, forgetting something at home, document filing mistakes, and many more. These kinds of birthing story is definitely a must-share to the kids. Hope you had fun reading!

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