Jim Gaffigan on Homebirth

Have you ever heard of Jim Gaffigan? I watched one of his stand up routines on Netflix and hubby and I laughed until our sides ached. Unlike so many comics, his act is actually PG rated, which is refreshing.

We especially enjoyed hearing him carry on about having a big family and homebirths. He also touches on co-sleeping and other aspects of parenting.

Favorite lines:

“After the third kid, people stop congratulating you…”

“If you want to know what it’s like to have 4 kids, just imagine you’re drowning… and somebody hands you a baby.”

“We had all our babies at home… just to make you uncomfortable.”

“Why wouldn’t you have it in that germ infested building where sick people congregate? Didn’t you want your wife to give birth in a gown someone died in yesterday?”

“We had a midwife there… because we believe in witchcraft.”

Definitely worth watching! Set aside 7 minutes, you won’t regret it. :-)

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5 Responses to Jim Gaffigan on Homebirth

  1. Lila Huggins says:


  2. Marian says:

    Very good indeed. Laughed a lot! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kate says:

    He’s not my style of comedy but I did enjoy the home birth jokes, not only because I love home birth, but because it’s so refreshing to hear someone talk about it! and not only that but joke about it!, then have a theatre full of people laughing about the subject.

  4. carrie says:

    @Kate – You know what I thought was interesting? In my experience when people feel uncomfortable hearing you had a home birth, it’s not because they think you’re negligent for doing it, it’s because they feel “less than” for not choosing it. As if having a hospital birth makes them less of a mother… which is not how I feel about it. :)


  5. hannah says:

    loved it! lol

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