Dad slammed on social media for saying 'women don't NEED epidurals'

Publish Date
Monday, 15 January 2018, 4:09PM

A lot of people have really strong opinions about epidurals.

But one unnamed father has just shared his opinion on the procedure... and it did not go down well with the internet!

Taking to a blog forum, the father wrote: "Personal Opinion: My wife gave birth to two babies, 9lbs 10oz (10 hrs labour) and 8lbs 6oz (only 2 hrs for the second baby). No epidural. Women don't NEED them at all. Never have. Since we only started using them in modern medicine. But hey, what do I know. I'm just the dude who held her hand through it twice."

Social media users were quick to slam the man for his controversial comments...

One said: "I'd like to break both of his legs and then tell him that he doesn't need pain medication because they didn't have it in olden times."

Another commented: "How about a vasectomy with no pain meds for him as a hero cookie?"

"Attention, dads: Holding someone's hand through childbirth does not equate to first-hand experience of childbirth," a third exclaimed.

And it wasn't just women outraged by his post...

"My wife wanted to do natural childbirth. I supported her. Then halfway through 37 hours of labor the pain became unbearable, so she got the epidural. I supported her. 2nd child, straight to epidural. What do I know; she was the one in pain. --Guy who could only hold her hand," said one man.

“My wife would have died in childbirth twice without necessary surgical intervention, but what do I know? —guy who held her hand in surgery,” another tweeted.

Do you agree with his comments?