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post #21 of 47
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Originally Posted by ErinsJuneBug View Post
Dr. Said baby was really big but he would let her try for an hour to labor and if she wasnt at 4 to 5 they would deliver the baby by c-section.
One hour? In a mama who hasn't had a baby in 8 years, is being induced and is starting at 1 cm?! Basically I think that was his way of saying "I need to eat lunch before your C/S so I'm going to pretend I'm giving your body a chance while I go scarf my sandwich". Grrrr.
post #22 of 47


Oh my goodness - you are all women after my own heart. I'm not laughing at the absurdity of the show, but because I, too, have yelled at A Baby Story more times than I can remember.
post #23 of 47
I wrote a letter to Johnson & Johnson complaining about that show. I think I'm going to check out their other sponsors now.
post #24 of 47
I watched that episode. Horrid. I hate that Dr. Hux. I want to knock the mustasch off his face.
post #25 of 47
I was channel hopping yesterday and forgot what time it was ( I usually have to avoid those shows or I will be ranting to others for the rest of the day) I saw just that short little section that you just described.I was so angry for myself and for that family.If we have no choice but to go to a Dr that is just the kind of treatment we will have to expect.Horrible!
post #26 of 47
I like the story. The absurdity of the doctors convinced DH that our UC would be a good idea!

Does anyone know if you can watch Deliver Me online anywhere? I've told DH repeatedly that I want to watch an episode of that show so I can be mad at it.
post #27 of 47
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LOL my cervix went from 4 to 10 in an hour, and I thought I was dying.. It was ... intense. But I'm notorious for incredibly fast labor.

But seriously, EXPECTING that much dilation is ridiculous!
I went from 4cm to baby-in-arms in 45 minutes and I think the whole neighbourhood thought I was dying. I'm amazed nobody called the cops.

(Sorry for the hijack)

I loathe that show, it is such a huge tool in undermining womens' belief in themselves.
post #28 of 47
No, let me tell you about Worst Episode Ever.

Birth Day.

Mother comes in for ultrasound at 41 weeks. Borderline low amniotic fluid (5-8 is borderline, she was 8, which most say can be solved with rehydration!). Anyway...
OH MY GOD! We have to induce now! BRING ON THE CYTOTEC!!

*one hour later* she's not dilating enough, so Pitocin is started. Then mama, who wanted a natural birth but now has cytotec and pit, gets epidural. Progress still too slow... only 1cm in an hour (omg!!) so they break her water.

There go the heart tones! Oh no! So they do this procedure to put water back INto her uterus (saline? Whatever...). Heart tones okay for awhile until they up the Pit more. Then they don't recover.

Rush to the OR, turn off the pit... heart tones recover beautifully!!! Contractions still going, but not enough progress for their schedule. So they start the pit slowly again, and it always eventually gets to the point where there is fetal distress (...duh?). Finally, they tell her they can't wait any longer, it's absolutely essential that they get the baby out NOW, even though it has no issues when the pit is off.

So they section her.

Sounds typical right? Well, she went from ultrasound to birth in less than FIVE HOURS.

Five.
Hours.

And then was told she couldn't breastfeed.

I went to my midwife appointment a week after I saw this episode and she and I just yelled and screamed in frustration the whole hour...
post #29 of 47
One of the first things we were told in my hypnobirthing class was, "Never again watch an episode of A Babiy Story!" I still follow that advice, 3.5 years later. That show makes me ill.
post #30 of 47
WHAT??? Why are doctors so ridiculously lazy and uncaring??? And why do mothers just go along blindly???

The basics sounds similar to my DS's birth, but I wasn't playing the doctor game. I went 10 days over-due (even though they talked about inducing every.single.day.), pushed for nearly 3 hours AND DS was almost 10 lbs. With DD (who was 8 lbs.) they told me, "Oh, thank God she wasn't bigger, you could never deliver anything larger!" Wanna bet?

To be fair, though, I was an 8-9 when I got to the hospital and delivered in DH's t-shirt.

Side note - when my SIL had my nephew, 26 other mothers delivered the same night and she was the only non-Cesarean. Can you believe that?
post #31 of 47
The only good thing about Birth Day...the first time I watched the show, I saw *exactly* what an epidural is. When I told my husband "they put a needle IN YOUR BACK...and they leave it there!!" we both shuddered, and started reading everything we could about natural child birth.

To me, every episode of Baby Story is the same: some woman who thinks it's totally alright to force her husband to drive thru CrapDonald's at 10 pm for a SuperSized chocolate shake and a burger. Nice way to grow a baby. Then it's off to the hospital, where she's not allowed to eat anything & all she wants is a shake...and a c-section.
post #32 of 47
I have seen maybe 20 episodes of this show and I have never seen one where the birth that wasn't by c-section.
post #33 of 47
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Originally Posted by sunnymw View Post
So they do this procedure to put water back INto her uterus (saline? Whatever...).
I had to have that. Hurt worse than the f'ing contractions, no lie!!

Anyway.
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by SAHDS View Post
WHAT??? Why are doctors so ridiculously lazy and uncaring??? And why do mothers just go along blindly???

The basics sounds similar to my DS's birth, but I wasn't playing the doctor game. I went 10 days over-due (even though they talked about inducing every.single.day.), pushed for nearly 3 hours AND DS was almost 10 lbs. With DD (who was 8 lbs.) they told me, "Oh, thank God she wasn't bigger, you could never deliver anything larger!" Wanna bet?

To be fair, though, I was an 8-9 when I got to the hospital and delivered in DH's t-shirt.

Side note - when my SIL had my nephew, 26 other mothers delivered the same night and she was the only non-Cesarean. Can you believe that?
1. Why mothers go along blindly that's what i want to know too dammit. I did sooooooooo much research when i was pregnant that i knew damn well what was BS and what i needed and didn't need. I was fully prepared to stand my ground when i went into labor.

2. HA! good for you

3. 26 C sections..... and yet people are "afraid" of homebirths.
post #35 of 47
Thank you all for the warning! A show my husband shouldn't let me watch!

My husband was a pit-baby. And EVERY TIME I meet a woman who is thinking of being induced, I go into my rant about Pit and what it did to my husband. My sweet, sweet husband.

Just makes me mad!

I've not had a baby (yet), TTC 4 years...BUT, whenever I mention that I want to have babies at home, people look at me and say, "You are MUCH too small to give birth naturally." Like it's THEIR business! : (I am 4'10".)

Mrs Bernstein
post #36 of 47
i have had 3 Pitocin labours and they all sucked. the last most of all. 12 hours of sheer agony and a epi i swear i was 4 hours away form a c-setion i am so so so glad i went from 3cm to baby in just under an hour )was 3cm when epi was placed at 10.40, babe was born at 11.34)
never never never never nver again will i allow a pit inuction.

as for "big" baby gosh my first was 8lb 4oz and i did that on gas and air (was induction)
i am still not over DD2's labour. infact im getting more upset about it now 8 months later than i was at the time.

as for a baby story i used to watch that when i had sky and liked it. then i wised up they are all the same. and i hate them all so i dont watch. UK birth is the same but different at the same time. i once tol DH if anyone started counting to 10 as i was pushing would get a punch in the face.

Kiz
post #37 of 47
Maybe I'm lucky that I am missing them! What about the 'bringing home baby?' is that one any better?
post #38 of 47
Ugh, I hate when doctors induce or c-section because of a "big" baby or fear that the baby will get too big. To each his own I suppose, but I feel that the doctors just don't educate women and women don't want to educate themselves unfortunately. I had DD, 9lbs 5oz vaginally, midwives had no idea she was that large. Took 3hrs of pushing and unfortunately an epi at 6cms but it was done ! They threatened c section after 2 hrs of pushing but hey, I didn't work my a*s off for 2 hours for nothing!! I hope next time that I can go natural, that epi wipes you out the whole day after giving birth. Blah.
post #39 of 47
I honestly have had to stop watching those shows all together. It just gets me all worked up and hopping mad!
post #40 of 47
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BUT, whenever I mention that I want to have babies at home, people look at me and say, "You are MUCH too small to give birth naturally." Like it's THEIR business! (I am 4'10".)
That irritates me, too! I've been told the same thing my whole life! (I'm 5'0")

My niece is 4'10" and she had a vaginal delivery. She actually asked for a C-section . Her doctor talked her out of it and she was glad in the end. She did the epi, though. To me, the epi is waaaaaaaay more scary than childbirth.

I'm not pregnant, but I'm trying to be and my OB has already mentioned C-section to me (because of some problems I have) and it just freaks.me.out.

But, back to Baby Story....I have never been able to watch a full episode. I would get angry, but then I started fearing being brainwashed. : We no longer get that channel, so it's out of my life.
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