I’m not sure about everyone else, but I’m so, so glad to be on the other end of labor and delivery. I know there are women out there who love giving birth, but I'm not one of them. I love the end result, for sure, but the actual experience was not my favorite. That said, there are some funny things about labor that I can definitely appreciate, now that I've experienced it and it's behind me and nostalgia has done its dirty work.
I'd argue that no one likes being in pain, especially the excruciating pain associated with labor and delivery. Even if you've mastered breathing techniques or perfected hypnobirthing or made the choice to have a much-needed epidural, there is pain and discomfort associated with bringing another human being into the world and, you know, that's not the most fun. You're also vulnerable and, especially if you're a new mom, even a little scared and the emotional flood that will inevitably befall you can be nothing short of exhausting.
However, if you keep a sense of humor, labor and delivery can be hilarious since it's so insane. I mean, it’s the first of many intense parenting situations that are much more pleasant to look back on and laugh about than to actually experience (in my humble opinion); much like public toddler tantrums, getting poop on your clothes, and late night ER visits (actually, wait, no, that's actually never really that funny at all).
So, if you've experienced labor and delivery and, like me, didn't have the best time, consider looking back on your experience now that it's over. You might just find yourself laughing at these eight terrible-yet-hilarious parts of labor and delivery, because it's better than crying (or re-living), right?