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Gentlemen: if you could have a baby, why would or wouldn't you?

Asked by seazen (6113points) February 22nd, 2011

Sorry ladies: your posts will be deleted. Okay, maybe after 10–15 you can throw your two cents in – but wait a bit, k? Thanks.

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sinscriven's avatar

I will be first to admit that I completely lack the emotional or physical fortitude to pop a kid out.

The very thought makes any holes i may have cringe. D:

Hobbes's avatar

Well, I want to raise a child at some point in my life, but will quite probably adopt, given the huge overpopulation problem and the enormous number of children in need of good homes. Of course, there is a special bond which forms between mother and child, and there’s something to be said for being able to see yourself in your offspring, but given the physical and mental pain involved, I don’t think I’d want to carry a child myself.

Also, where would it come out? I’m assuming I have a hypothetical uterus? Would a C-section be necessary?

cockswain's avatar

You mean would I want to give birth? No, seems too painful.

Taciturnu's avatar

My husband says, “If it was normal in the community and I wasn’t weird. Also, only if I could have a C-section.”

Hobbes's avatar

Also, Stan has a perspective on this.

DominicX's avatar

Realistically if it came down to it, I doubt I’d want to go through pregnancy and birth (though if my mom did it 4 times, why couldn’t I?), but sometimes I really wish it were possible for two men to have a child together. And there’s something interesting (beautiful, maybe?) about being able to actually carry a child…

glenjamin's avatar

if I could, my wife would make me after she carried the first one lol

YoBob's avatar

Erm… we men can have babies. I have done so twice. (Of course, it involves the consent of a woman willing to carry the little bugger for 9 months.)

Of course, I suspect you probably mean if we could grow one inside our own bods. The answer for me is a resounding HELL NO!

wundayatta's avatar

No. I’m a wimp. It looks too painful. My God! When my wife had our first, it was nearly too painful and all I had to do was hold her up every step of the way, and have her squeeze my arm off every time she had a contraction. If I was more exhausted than I’ve ever been by the time our daughter was born, imagine what she felt like! No way I’m gonna be on her side of that equation.

bob_'s avatar

No, they can be quite expensive and time-consuming.

buster's avatar

I wouldn’t do it because I would have to quit drinking.

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