One Born Every Minute
"One Born Every Minute" A Birth Show I Would Never Have Watched Before
Just for the record, I loved being pregnant. I loved the feeling of growing a life in my body, I loved discovering something new about their development every week and I loved my body changing and growing to support this new life.
Pregnancy, I loved.
Labor and delivery, not so much.
When I was pregnant, I never watched those birthing shows because I just didn't want to be fearful or traumatized by what I saw. In fact, I wasn't really sure why my pregnant friends would spend hours overdosing on these shows.
Well, maybe I've matured since I last had a child come from my loins, but I was actually able to make it through One Born Every Minute, a new Lifetime reality show getting a lot of buzz. And rightly so. Maybe because I know I won't be in that predicament again, I can watch it now.
But it is not for the fainthearted.
There's a lot of in-the-trenches type stuff. In the first episode, To Medicate or Not, you see most of the women coming in with a fear. A fear of pain. A fear of a C-section. A fear of having a freshly born, bloody baby laid on their body. And I certainly wish this wasn't the case.
I loved to see one couple, Susan and Steve, follow through on their commitment to a natural childbirth. Of course, you should always be prepared for your birth plan to change to suit the needs of the baby. And I loved seeing a doula and a nurse midwife supporting a woman in having her birth, her way. I think that's empowering.
The fear, on the other hand, can be paralyzing. How can we do better?
Tune In: "One Born Every Minute" airs Tuesdays at 10pm et/pt on Lifetime.