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Chris Rock laughs off mum-to-be’s labour pains

Comedian Chris Rock plays unexpected role of birth partner, joking with mum-to-be as she goes into labour while shopping

Posted: 14 December 2010
by Kimberley Smith
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Chris Rock helps mum-to-be laugh through labour

Comedian Chris Rock got more than he bargained for as he browsed his local department store in New Jersey on the weekend. The Everyone Hates Chris star found himself keeping a surprised mum-to-be company as she went into labour after stepping off the escalator!

Proving that humour is the best medicine, dad-of-two Chris told jokes to take the woman’s mind off the pain while they waited for the ambulance to arrive.

“He was making the crowd and the woman in labour laugh,” an onlooker told US Weekly Magazine. “She recognised immediately who he was and he stayed there until the paramedics took her away.”

Perhaps the NHS should think about using comedians on the labour wards, as this isn’t he first time we’ve seen a funnyman help with a baby’s birth! If you’re hoping for a pain-free birth, pop a joke book in your partner’s stocking this Christmas…


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I think this is great!

I joked most of the way through labour with my 5 children and needed no pain relief as humour kept me occupied through the contractions. My midwives were laughing and the whole experience was so positive.

Most hospital births seem so 'medical' when it should be a natural, fairly enjoyable experience.

Posted: 15/12/2010 at 13:22

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