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Stupid things I've heard on TLC this week...

post #1 of 21
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I guess I'm just starved to see a newborn baby, cause I keep flipping past TLC, but these women are just SO ANNOYING! I'm not normally judgemental, gosh, it's like these women have a completely different definition of motherhood... I don't feel like I share anything in common with them.

"I'm really happy with my decision to have a c-section this time. 4 weeks after my vaginal delivery with my first I felt terrible. 4 weeks out from my c-section I feel like I'm back to 85/90% my old self."

(Uh, hon, sorry to break it to you, I felt terrible after my first also. But 1 DAY after my second I felt like I was back to my old self!!)

"I decided not to breastfeed once I got home from the hospital. It's just not me."

(Interesting... so being a woman is just not "you"?)
post #2 of 21
Ugh. :

We should sit and snark at the tv together. I take it yours isn't born yet, either?
post #3 of 21
okay, we obviously need to start another thread entitled: 'Who's rantingly crazy the baby isn't here yet' so we can re-group....
post #4 of 21
This morning while I was channel flipping (while nursing my babe) I heard a woman (on a TLC show) say something to the effect of "I want to breastfeed but haven't started yet because my milk hasn't come (this is after she is home with the baby so she is at least 24 hrs post partum) and the baby is jaundiced we are bottle feeding right now" I get that some drs say to bottle feed when there is jaundice but sheesh - she can still start breastfeeding to stimulate her milk production - it really sounded to me like she hadn't been told that at the hospital : !!

Unless a woman has some serious tears/stitches after a vaginal birth (or some other issue like that) I can't imagine it being worse recovery than a c-section - hmmmmmmmmm
post #5 of 21
Oh lord. This is why I don't have a television.
post #6 of 21
Yeah, I can't watch the baby shows on TLC/Learning channel. Every once in a great while I see what I consider a "normal" birth - i.e. unmedicated, mom breastfeeds immediately, etc., but more often I just end up sitting there yelling at the TV.

Bluefish, the breastfeeding comment reminded my of my idiot SIL, who didn't breastfeed because, "some things you just have to do for yourself." Uh, yeah. And some things you have to do for your child so he doesn't end up with multiple ear infections and ear tubes, among other things.
post #7 of 21
I stopped watching those shows a long time ago. I started throwing shoes and other hard objects at the TV when those people pissd me off.
post #8 of 21
I can't watch those shows without throwing shit at the tv or ranting at it.
post #9 of 21
Yeah, when my mw was here, we were flipping through the TV and found some silly baby show, where the mom was HOBBLING down the stairs at 2d pp (from a c-s) talking about how "great" she was feeling and bottle feeding.
post #10 of 21
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LOL, I usually avoid those kind of shows - and I don't normally have cable - but just the past few days I haven't been able to help myself. This "Bringing Home Baby" is funny - so I guess the title pretty much precludes having any parents that homebirthed?

Then I saw an induction the other day that was just bizarre - made me realize that what I went through with ds wasn't an induction - it was an agumentation, because I was dilated and contracting, just weakly. They induced a woman who was not dilated at all. They talked about her like she was a science experiment, and then they had her pushing flat on her back with her legs up to her knees and the OB was coaching her like she was a weight lifter or something. It was so bizarre to watch I just thought - this is nothing like any labor or birth I have experienced!

Another one that I couldn't watch - mom's water broke and she and her hubby start RACING to the hospital - she's moaning and groaning about not having had time to get her hair done, or her nails, or to put on make up! Hubby is rolling his eyes like she's nuts. Get there she's 1 cm! Then she's rolling around in horrible pain at 1 cm, and the doctor starts talking to her about a c-section - cause this big beefy woman's pelvis must be too small for her baby to pass through! So I just gave up on that one...
post #11 of 21
My sil RUSHED to the hospital after her water broke. I mean RUSHED. She was having like 1 ctx every 20 min or so. I was 3h away, so I left pretty quickly, but the baby wasn't born for 15 hours after she got there.

I think it's just CYA policy to freak women out that they must IMMEDIATELY get to the hospital when their water breaks. Mine was broken for more than 36h before I had strong ctx, and almost 48h til she was born.
post #12 of 21
I dont watch these normally either but today I got sucked in as I flipped past. Today there was a mom from haiti that had a "enormous" baby, and the doctors were INSISTING on inducing. They said "this baby is 8 or 9 lbs...we HAVE to get it out NOW".

Through the entire show they made it sound like she may not even be able to have it because it was so big. They went through so many steps of telling the mom she would need this and that intervention and actling like her being from Haiti and not wanting to have interventions were both "third world country traditions" and not the right call.

I just had my daughter and she was 8lbs 7oz. :
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by 2bluefish View Post
LOL, I usually avoid those kind of shows - and I don't normally have cable - but just the past few days I haven't been able to help myself. This "Bringing Home Baby" is funny - so I guess the title pretty much precludes having any parents that homebirthed?

Then I saw an induction the other day that was just bizarre - made me realize that what I went through with ds wasn't an induction - it was an agumentation, because I was dilated and contracting, just weakly. They induced a woman who was not dilated at all. They talked about her like she was a science experiment, and then they had her pushing flat on her back with her legs up to her knees and the OB was coaching her like she was a weight lifter or something. It was so bizarre to watch I just thought - this is nothing like any labor or birth I have experienced!

Another one that I couldn't watch - mom's water broke and she and her hubby start RACING to the hospital - she's moaning and groaning about not having had time to get her hair done, or her nails, or to put on make up! Hubby is rolling his eyes like she's nuts. Get there she's 1 cm! Then she's rolling around in horrible pain at 1 cm, and the doctor starts talking to her about a c-section - cause this big beefy woman's pelvis must be too small for her baby to pass through! So I just gave up on that one...
Actually, BHB did a homebirth! They came like 2 days after the baby was home though. The parents breastfed, were both chiropractors, didn't vax, it was pretty cool to see that episode.
post #14 of 21
ugh, those shows...
post #15 of 21
I saw that show this AM. Blonde woman with glasses. She did say she had a fourth degree tear that took eight months to heel. Still I would not want a CS.

On a sad note I did watch a Baby story on Monday. Mom was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during pregnancy. She was being treated with chemo during the pregnancy. she was induced at 34 weeks so she could have more aggressive therapy. A couple weeks after the birth the cancer had spread. At the end of the show they posted a memoriam she didn't make it to her daughters first birthday. it was so sad, I was bawling. That poor family
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by YumaDoula View Post
My sil RUSHED to the hospital after her water broke. I mean RUSHED. She was having like 1 ctx every 20 min or so. I was 3h away, so I left pretty quickly, but the baby wasn't born for 15 hours after she got there.

I think it's just CYA policy to freak women out that they must IMMEDIATELY get to the hospital when their water breaks. Mine was broken for more than 36h before I had strong ctx, and almost 48h til she was born.
My water broke and I was having contrax every 4-5 min and my Dr. told me to wait an hour, take a shower, and if I was still having consistant contractions after an hour to go to the hospital. I LOVE my Dr! By the time I got to the hospital, I was 5-6 cm dialated and contracting every 2 min. Was only 5 hrs at the hospital till my little one was born.
post #17 of 21
Apparently, I have my 17yod well indoctrinated because she yells at the TV w/me! Well, she used to. We dumped the cable, thank God, so we don't subject ourselves to those shows anymore.
post #18 of 21
I'm in a different country so I haven't seen this show but I have had a normal vaginal delivery with my firstborn son and a c/s with my secondborn daughter.

With my son I had lots of stitches due to an epi and second degree tearing.

As painful as it was to sit down, poop in the early days and it took about 7 months before we could DTD without tears ... I'd still choose a normal vaginal delivery over a c/s in a heartbeat.

I am almost 2 weeks post c/s and I am still recovering physically ... I get tired and sore if I over exert myself and I can't lift anything heavy which includes my son

Sheesh my two babies had jaundiced and I just b/f more often to flush it out of their system. Helped build up my milk supply at the same time
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Usually Curious View Post
Apparently, I have my 17yod well indoctrinated because she yells at the TV w/me! Well, she used to. We dumped the cable, thank God, so we don't subject ourselves to those shows anymore.
My mother is the one who indoctrinated me to natural birth, and she couldn't understand why I HATED watching those shows seven years ago. I know more now than I did then, and even then I was throwing things at the television. My mom kept putting them on and I lost some respect for her.
post #20 of 21
I watched those shows a lot when pg with DS #2 (DS #1 was still a little baby) and it's amazing to me that I had an unmedicated VBAC with DS #2 after watching all that crap. We don't have cable now and I'm glad I don't watch those shows anymore.
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