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Shay Mitchell Makes Matte Babel Wear Pregnancy Belly Video

Shay Mitchell's Boyfriend, Who Is Not Pregnant, Says He Is Against Women Getting Epidurals

Shay Mitchell is just eight weeks away from having her first baby, and she's been chronicling her pregnancy experience on YouTube. In the latest episode of her "Almost Ready" series, she reveals that her boyfriend, Matte Babel, has some thoughts about breastfeeding, staying away from wine while breastfeeding, and opting out of epidurals. He said, "Am I partial to no epidural? Yes. I'm a hypochondriac. I'm afraid of drugs. My mom didn't use an epidural. I meet women all the time who didn't choose to get epidurals." The difference is, of course, he will be doing none of those things himself, and Shay will make whatever decisions she feels best about. "I don't know what I want to do yet. I just need Matte to give me some space so I can figure that out," Shay said.

The Pretty Little Liars star asked her boyfriend, "Would you get a root canal without any drugs?" and he simply responded, "A root canal is not comparable because you're not born to go through a root canal. As a woman, your body is genetically engineered to give birth." Phew. After Matte said he'd "love" to be able to carry the weight — literally — next time if he could, Shay granted his wish with a 30-pound pregnancy belly of his own.

He got a taste of his own medicine as the couple walked around sunny Los Angeles looking equally pregnant, and Shay added a cherry on top by attaching fabric that stimulates the feeling of a baby kicking, which she controlled through an app. He literally screamed "Ow!" when he felt a "kick." Shay is my new hero. Watch the video in full above.

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