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post #21 of 61
They should just call that show "An Epidural Story". I don't even watch it anymore because it's too depressing. (Ironically, I loved watching it when I was pregnant with my first baby.)
post #22 of 61
Does anyone watch that birth center/midwife show on Discovery Health? Once I started watching that, I totally ditched A Baby Story.
post #23 of 61
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They tell her nothing but clear liquids, hehe, and I bring her food from the nourishment room. Yummy turkey sandwhiches and mashed potatoes and ice cream. If a nurse comes in she hands it to me and we just act like it was mine. :nana:



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That's what I thought, too. I remember my mom flipping the nurses out when I was in labor because all I wanted was a snickers bar, a really hard pear, and a big bowl of green beans. The nurses were fighting her tooth and nail about it, and she just told them if they didn't like it, go attend to someone else in labor.

God, I dread thinking about what would have happened throughout the entirety of my labor (one big mess) if she hadn't been there!
Wow, very specific cravings! It's so sweet to read about your mom taking care of you like that.
post #24 of 61
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Does anyone watch that birth center/midwife show on Discovery Health? Once I started watching that, I totally ditched A Baby Story.
They canceled "House of Babies" They're all reruns now. I made a tape of all the episodes before we cut our cable. So I at least have them.
post #25 of 61
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They should just call that show "An Epidural Story". I don't even watch it anymore because it's too depressing. (Ironically, I loved watching it when I was pregnant with my first baby.)
Sadly, I did too...

I can't watch it anymore either. Runway Moms and House of Babies are definitely more tolerable...
post #26 of 61
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They canceled "House of Babies" They're all reruns now. I made a tape of all the episodes before we cut our cable. So I at least have them.
Why did they cancel it?!
post #27 of 61
I watched yesterday, and they had an episode involving water birth, (no epidural!), baby given directly to mom, baby nursing with mom still in the tub, and (gasp!) baby later on wearing cloth diapers. Can they show such crunchiness on cable tv?
post #28 of 61
I don't watch TLC's a baby story much these days but the show used to drive me batty as well. If I do catch an episode, I use it as my own personal teaching tool. After attending the ALACE birth assistant training, I started looking at that show in a new way. My ideal birth situations would be home or birth center births, but in reality, I realize it's the women who are birthing in the hospitals that NEED the doula support. Instead of getting mad when I watch, I ask myself, If that woman were my client, what would I recommend or suggest to her at this point...however, I like to think that my clients would feel confident enough to labor at home as long as possible and avoid any or all interventions upon arrival...but like I said, that's the ideal birth situation and not always the case.

It is extremely frustrating to see the endless epidurals, c-sections & women doubting their abilities to birth babies because the doctors are the "professionals".
post #29 of 61
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Originally Posted by sparklett View Post
Does anyone watch that birth center/midwife show on Discovery Health? Once I started watching that, I totally ditched A Baby Story.
When do they give that show?

I rarely see natural childbirth's on that show. When I was pregnant, I loved watching it too just because it reminded me of how awesome it will be to have my baby, Now, having done everything natural at a birth center with a midwife and doula...I see how so many women don't realize the different options available to them. That laying in a bed hooked up to monitors is not the only solution to having a baby.
post #30 of 61
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Does anyone watch that birth center/midwife show on Discovery Health? Once I started watching that, I totally ditched A Baby Story.
Is that the Miami birth center with the midwife that's really no nonsense? I've heard thats a popular one around here but I have to say that I got pretty turned off when I saw her lecturing a woman about "gestational diabetes" and basically put her on a diet because she had gained a bit more than she thought was prudent. This was a skinny woman btw, but even if she wasn't, I just don't think it's cool.
I do think that show is better than the other ones mentioned though. They're like all the same story...different women, same sad story. I get WAY too worked up to watch them lol.
post #31 of 61
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Does anyone watch that birth center/midwife show on Discovery Health? Once I started watching that, I totally ditched A Baby Story.
no way i HATE that show.

me and dh watched an episode where the mother was shy. she wanted to give birth in the tub but she kept closing her legs a bit (looked like it maybe hurt to keep them open?) shari DRAGGED her out of the tub and then was LAYING on her legs yelling "keep your d**n legs open!"

so no I don't see any difference between that and a baby story. they are all the same.
post #32 of 61
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Originally Posted by MotherWren View Post
Is that the Miami birth center with the midwife that's really no nonsense? I've heard thats a popular one around here but I have to say that I got pretty turned off when I saw her lecturing a woman about "gestational diabetes" and basically put her on a diet because she had gained a bit more than she thought was prudent. This was a skinny woman btw, but even if she wasn't, I just don't think it's cool.
I do think that show is better than the other ones mentioned though. They're like all the same story...different women, same sad story. I get WAY too worked up to watch them lol.
I saw that one too and it really turned me off to it. I gained 80lbs with ds1 and 60lbs with ds2
post #33 of 61
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Originally Posted by CalebsMama05 View Post
no way i HATE that show.

me and dh watched an episode where the mother was shy. she wanted to give birth in the tub but she kept closing her legs a bit (looked like it maybe hurt to keep them open?) shari DRAGGED her out of the tub and then was LAYING on her legs yelling "keep your d**n legs open!"
so no I don't see any difference between that and a baby story. they are all the same.

sounds rather nice.
post #34 of 61
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Originally Posted by In Exile View Post
sounds rather nice.
I honestly had to turn it off I was almost throwing up so nauseous and dh was yelling at the tv. I was like OMG its just like being raped (I was sexually abused as a kid) I couldn't watch it I was crying and shaking. the poor mother looked so traumatized.
post #35 of 61
ITA, sometimes that woman goes too far. I saw an episode where the baby kept slipping back in and she told the mom that she was going to kill her child. I do like the other MW though, especially her daughter.
post #36 of 61
FWIW, I wish there were more hospitals like ours.

I was high risk for this entire pregnancy, and absolutely despised the OB I was forced to see (the practice I belong to has a funky schedule, and this OB was the only one around when I could have appointments) and couldn't switch to the other practice in town because they weren't comfortable taking my case.

Anyway, I knew all along that I would be having a hospital birth, and was preparing to fight tooth and nail to get the delivery I wanted. Turns out, no fighting was necessary. When I checked in at the admitting desk, I told them I wanted to see the midwife on call, and would not allow the OB in my room.

Midwife came in just as my water broke (I was on the toilet vomiting in to the sink at the time...lovely) and when I came out of the bathroom, she checked me, found out I was 8, and smiled. She put on her gown and gloves, sat on the edge of the bed and said, "let me know when you're ready." I knelt through a couple pushes, but I got the best leverage half sitting/laying in bed, pulling my begs back while DH and the nurse supported/pushed my feet back for me. 20 minutes of pushing, and DS was born, sunny side up, only an hour after my water broke. Thanks to great massage, I only had one skid mark.

I was never asked if I wanted pain meds.

Sorry, went off on a tangent. Just saying, I wish more hospitals were willing to let women do what they know they can do, KWIM?
post #37 of 61
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Originally Posted by CalebsMama05 View Post
no way i HATE that show.

me and dh watched an episode where the mother was shy. she wanted to give birth in the tub but she kept closing her legs a bit (looked like it maybe hurt to keep them open?) shari DRAGGED her out of the tub and then was LAYING on her legs yelling "keep your d**n legs open!"

so no I don't see any difference between that and a baby story. they are all the same.
I'm glad I'm not the only one totally disturbed by that show. In nearly every episode I've seen, she is in the mother's face screaming at her to push and telling her worst case scenarios about what will happen to the baby. Plus she tends to go on about what the mom is doing wrong while she is pushing rather than being supportive. I really could not deal with someone dragging my legs back like that and yelling at me. :
post #38 of 61
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Originally Posted by CalebsMama05 View Post
no way i HATE that show.

me and dh watched an episode where the mother was shy. she wanted to give birth in the tub but she kept closing her legs a bit (looked like it maybe hurt to keep them open?) shari DRAGGED her out of the tub and then was LAYING on her legs yelling "keep your d**n legs open!"

so no I don't see any difference between that and a baby story. they are all the same.
That's positively awful! What's the show called? I haven't really watched many pregnancy/birth-oriented shows on tv anymore because so many make birth look like some horrific event and I don't like that at all.
post #39 of 61
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That's positively awful! What's the show called? I haven't really watched many pregnancy/birth-oriented shows on tv anymore because so many make birth look like some horrific event and I don't like that at all.
House of Babies. About the Miami Midwifery Center
post #40 of 61
I just remembered another episode of that show where the midwife was yelling at the laboring mother for moaning.
I'm all for a no-nonsense midwife but CMON!
They would'nt have been able to air that episode if it were me she were talking to like that, not w/out some serious editing
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