Why is the verb "hurt" being used here? Is it ok to use "pain" instead? What is the difference between "hurt" and "pain"?
"Hurt" is being used here because Chandler wants to know if having a baby causes pain. It's very common to use the verb "hurt" when asking if something was painful. To answer your second, you can use "pain" but you will have to reword the sentence: "Is it painful?" There really isn't a difference between "hurt" and "pain." The only difference is "hurt" is typically used as a verb whereas "pain" is more commonly used as an adjective or noun. Ex: My head hurts. Ex: This toothache is so painful. Ex: My stomach hurts when I drink coffee. Ex: That sounds painful.