Mum shares hilarious video of husband's (de)motivational quotes during labour: 'Are you almost done?'

Picture: Instagram
Picture: Instagram 

If a birth partner says something insensitive or mentions their own discomfort during labour, you'd better believe that will be remembered and pulled out during any and every argument that may follow. 

Or, if you're mum of four Jessica Perez, then not only are they remembered, but written out, turned into a video and shared with (so far) more than two million viewers on Instagram.

It's enough to make her husband Kent really regret mentioning his sore back while she lay sprawled and about to be ripped apart delivering a baby the size of a watermelon.

The mum, from Alabama, captioned the video with the tongue in cheek: "Kent. You're the wind beneath my wings. Your strength gives me strength," before showing a montage of his best quotes set to Vanessa Carlton's A Thousand Miles. 

Among the gems he's blurted out are 'My back is killing me', 'At least you get the comfy bed. I have to sleep on this tiny couch'. As well as 'Are you almost done? The cafeteria closes soon and they have taco bowls tonight'. 

And this one sure to make any woman feel that extra bit more vulnerable: 'There's no way I'm looking down there. You can't come back from that'. 

Many commented to share their own partner's questionable comments.

"It's so true. Mine took a shower. The doctor had to knock on the door to let him know our son was coming," shared one.


"My husband when I was pushing out our 3rd... he's sitting there like he's watching a movie while informing the doctor that he did that. All that is his work," added one embarrassed mum.

"My husband's exact quotes too. He added 'I wanna be home by 5 to watch a show, can you check down there?'," a third said.

While others joked it was time for a new husband, with one saying: 'At this point just throw the whole damn man away'.

Some users used the comments to check if she was ok, saying his comments were disrespectful, however as Jessica clarified to TODAY, they were all made in good humour,

"You saw a fifteen-second video where I took my husband's jokes out of context and you think my marriage is doomed," she said.

"I was the youngest of six kids and four of my siblings were brothers and they always teased me really hard. I learned at a young age what was playful, loving, teasing and what is actually mean-spirited behavior."