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#1 of 20 Old 03-12-2010, 11:07 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Ugh Ugh, why do I watch The Baby Story???!!
I'm addicted to all the baby shows even though half the time I just get irritated haha

Her "mucus plug broke" haha

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I watch them all the time usually, but I vowed not to while pregnant. I don't want to see all of these medicated births (that end in C-section more than half the time). I am so excited to be having a home birth this time!

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I told you I don't know how you do it! I can't stand it once they bring that poor baby home and are talking about circ care and have a bottle in its mouth at 2 days old.

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I can't watch these shows.

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I can't watch them either. Depending on my mood I usually get mad or really sad about it all.

MDC's birth stories forum is my own personal "Baby Story" favorite.

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I refuse to watch.

I'm one step away from deactivating my facebook account, too, what with all the stories and articles on there.



I've done plenty of research, and now I feel strongly that watching/reading some things can program me on a deep level...if that makes sense. I want my mind to be filled with images of peace and happiness.

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What's on facebook?!

Have you "friended" Kellymom.com yet? Nice resource for babywearing and breastfeeding.

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I remember watching those addictively when I was pregnant with DS1. There were a few birth center stories.... maybe once every few months I'd get surprised by one.

I haven't watched them in a long time. I'd probably get annoyed and mad with the TV. Too bad we can't have Birth Story Netherlands... where something like 1/3 of births are at home.

Mom to DS(8), DS(6), DD(4), and DS(1).  "Kids do as well as they can."

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Those shows irritate me too! Sometimes I wonder, did that doc just say....??? Pretty sure what he/she just said isn't true!!!

Feel bad for moms who don't know what they are missing!!

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What's on facebook?!

Have you "friended" Kellymom.com yet? Nice resource for babywearing and breastfeeding.
Yeah, I also like Asnatureintended and peacefulparenting.

I'm just too into the activism and read too many studies, stories, articles etc.

The loss stories are the worst for me. I still start crying when I think of Layla.

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I feel bad for the parents a lot because it seems like the docs/hospital staff have them worked up into a panic by the time they leave! I know jaundice can be serious when it gets too severe, but our neonatologist in DD's NICU is actually one of the nation's leading jaundice experts and he wasn't phased by some mild newborn jaundice one bit, I see that constantly on those shows. The women so often have zero support for breastfeeding. They're threatened that something terrible will happen to the baby if they don't have an "emergency" c-section for very normal slow progression of labor or tiny decels during contractions that pick right back up and they're all induced*...they just don't ever let nature take it's course, even with these healthy, low risk moms and babes...

(I was induced, but I walked in there at 41 weeks 5+ cm dilated and contracting, so )

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I don't know if it was what the PP was intending to say, but my problem with facebook is all the stories from "friends" about CIO, inductions, seemingly uneccessary c-sections, formula, etc. I have some people whose posts I've hidden, because I can't stand seeing one more, "Letting babe CIO- it's tough, but I've gotta sleep!" followed by 10 comments that extol the value of CIO and how well it worked for them.

Oh! And on that note, today is "Babywearing is Safe" day on facebook- change your profile pic to one of you safely babywearing. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?ei...9390644&ref=nf

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I don't know if it was what the PP was intending to say, but my problem with facebook is all the stories from "friends" about CIO, inductions, seemingly uneccessary c-sections, formula, etc. I have some people whose posts I've hidden, because I can't stand seeing one more, "Letting babe CIO- it's tough, but I've gotta sleep!" followed by 10 comments that extol the value of CIO and how well it worked for them.

Oh! And on that note, today is "Babywearing is Safe" day on facebook- change your profile pic to one of you safely babywearing. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?ei...9390644&ref=nf
I've done the same thing. I actually did a purge today of anyone on there that talks about CIO or hitting their LOs. I just have no patience for maintaining meaningless relationships with people that pollute my good mood.

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I've done the same thing. I actually did a purge today of anyone on there that talks about CIO or hitting their LOs. I just have no patience for maintaining meaningless relationships with people that pollute my good mood.
The hitting is what REALLY gets on my nerves. I keep having people come up to me and say, "you know the best thing you can do for your youngin' is to beat their butt?" AHHHHHH!

O/T -- There was a show I recorded called "Freebirthing". It was about home births. Did anyone catch that?

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I usually dont like watching these but I do LOVE watching Platuim Babyshowers.... OMG some of the ones on there are enough to make a girl jealous.....

After trying for over 10yrs our bundle of joy was born on 8/5/10 4lbs 7oz ~Brayden Kelley Ray~Such a miracle~Stole our Hearts~ Gods timing isnt our timing, but His timing is perfect~~
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I noticed that all the birth stories are the same too, as well as too many c-sections/circ's, but I always thought thats what is popular in east coast? It seems most of those births are filmed in NY/NJ and at the same hospitals. Is anyone here from around there? I wonder if thats the case or not. I watched them all throughout my first preganancy and they terrified me, but even though I birthed in a hospital, my experience was excellent. Even though I was laboring for 36hrs, 7 hours of pushing, no one ever mentioned even the possibility of a c-section. Plus the lactation nurses and everyone was so pro-BF they helped me out so much. And no one ever once even asked me if I wanted to circ. my son, not that i had intended to anyways It seems different areas of the US have different ideas of whats normal? I could be wrong. I love Cali

And hitting?? I have never even heard of anyone hitting their child these days, besides on the news..Much less recommending it to other mothers as a discipline technique. That amazes me that some people are still like that.
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I'm a hospital birther so I watch them sometimes, but there are a LOT of c-sections. Like even with the national average being as high as 30%, on that show it's at least 50% if not more. It's kind of like "what's the point?" What's entertaining about watching a c-section? I can understand having a few thrown in there just so as not to ignore them, but I think more vaginal births or at least trial of labor would be more entertaining in a television sense.

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I would love to see more vaginal (and natural) births on those shows. So frustrating.

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I noticed that all the birth stories are the same too, as well as too many c-sections/circ's, but I always thought thats what is popular in east coast? It seems most of those births are filmed in NY/NJ and at the same hospitals. Is anyone here from around there? I wonder if thats the case or not.
Interesting observation. If that's the case, for what it's worth NJ has the highest c-section rate in the nation at 38%.

... which is why I'm working w/ a midwife and birthing at a hospital that has a reputation for "intervention free births." (And is the only in the region to allow waterbirth!

It's totally scary, seriously. 38%!!!! Crazy, right?

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I have been wanting to see one with a vaginal birth but yet to.. I would like DD to see it... but maybe the one posted that the midwife with a homebirth will be a good one for her to watch.

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They are seriously like ALLLLLLLL C/S nowadays!

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