As a dad, I must say, I'm glad I was never shown a video of a woman giving birth. It would have scared the crap out of me, to be honest. Rewind to my son arriving: After 15 hours of no sleep the moment has arrived as I step up to the hospital bed ready to welcome my mini me. What I wasn't expecting was the smell. Holy god, it was horrible. Like 'blood soaked trash' horrible.