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Do you watch birth shows?

Jenne - posted on 08/07/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I pretty much hate watching a Baby Story, I can only watch so much of it before I get mad at all the misinformation and bad medicine I hear doctors spouting off to mothers. I really want to watch a TC show that shows homebirths without making them dramatically scary or implying the parents are irresponsible. Here's a petition to get HGTV to feature a series on birthing at home: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/TVbirth/pe...

Are there birth shows that you like watching? Would you consider signing the petition?

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Minnie - posted on 09/11/2009

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Quoting Brenda:



Quoting Mandy:

lol lisa, i tend to get pretty fired up with questions people ask on circle of mums too, especially CIO method.






OMG yes.






"Yeah, I started CIO at six weeks, and it worked for us.  My baby's slept through the night since then!  Though I can't understand why she is so low on the weight charts and seems to want to drink all the time during the day or why she's so annoyingly clingy the rest of the time."






*bashes head into computer keyboard*






Saw one today, "I CIO with my kids at three months.  The first night she cried 45 minutes, but the next it was only 10.  I really gives their lungs a workout!"






*beats computer*  ARGH....who can let their baby scream for forty five minutes???





Hey Brenda, here's one from that lovely CIO thread in the Breastfeeding Mom's forum:



 



"I think Lisa's response is a little harsh. read secrets of the baby whisper...do u give a paci at night? my 3mo old sleeps through the night with 5 feedings a day."





Great. Wonderful. Ten points. Her baby sleeps through the night at three months! (Will it last?) And at seven months, when he's waking every hour, she'll end up letting him sob himself to sleep, and then what emotional damage will she not know that she has done to him, that will affect his adult personality?

 



I still stand by my premise- if parents want convenience, a full night's sleep- get a guppy!  A turtle!  Not a vulnerable little human being who depends solely on another person for comfort, security, his life-force.



 



It galls me.  The idiocy.  What amounts of money have been spent on products to replace what mom should be giving of her own body.  Instead of her warmth and her breast during the night, the poor thing gets stuck in a cold cage, alone in the darkness, with a plastic plug in an attempt to stop his cries, and fluffy stuffed animals to replace her living breathing body.



 



 



 

Aleks - posted on 09/08/2009

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Quoting Brenda:



Quoting Mandy:

lol lisa, i tend to get pretty fired up with questions people ask on circle of mums too, especially CIO method.






OMG yes.






"Yeah, I started CIO at six weeks, and it worked for us.  My baby's slept through the night since then!  Though I can't understand why she is so low on the weight charts and seems to want to drink all the time during the day or why she's so annoyingly clingy the rest of the time."






*bashes head into computer keyboard*






Saw one today, "I CIO with my kids at three months.  The first night she cried 45 minutes, but the next it was only 10.  I really gives their lungs a workout!"






*beats computer*  ARGH....who can let their baby scream for forty five minutes???





Oh soooo true!!!!  So agree with you ladies there!!!!  One day ( hopefully some time really soon ) people will look back at those practices and call them barbaric.



But must say... it absolutelly breaks my heart to hear the cruelty practiced in the name of love ( or one should say parental convenience! )



Sorry, off the topic, but am in Australia and we don't get the show you are talking about...So, I thought I would put in my 10cents worth re above....lol



 

Aleks - posted on 09/08/2009

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Quoting Brenda:



Quoting Mandy:

lol lisa, i tend to get pretty fired up with questions people ask on circle of mums too, especially CIO method.






OMG yes.






"Yeah, I started CIO at six weeks, and it worked for us.  My baby's slept through the night since then!  Though I can't understand why she is so low on the weight charts and seems to want to drink all the time during the day or why she's so annoyingly clingy the rest of the time."






*bashes head into computer keyboard*






Saw one today, "I CIO with my kids at three months.  The first night she cried 45 minutes, but the next it was only 10.  I really gives their lungs a workout!"






*beats computer*  ARGH....who can let their baby scream for forty five minutes???





Oh soooo true!!!!  So agree with you ladies there!!!!  One day ( hopefully some time really soon ) people will look back at those practices and call them barbaric.



But must say... it absolutelly breaks my heart to hear the cruelty practiced in the name of love ( or one should say parental convenience! )



Sorry, off the topic, but am in Australia and we don't get the show you are talking about...So, I thought I would put in my 10cents worth re above....lol



 

Brenda - posted on 09/07/2009

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Quoting Mandy:

i saw one today who let her 7mo scream for 3 hours one night and one hour the next night. and the mum used the word screamed. my heart breaks for these babies.



That seriously makes me so sad.  I have a friend who's son would scream for hours, basically unless eating or sleeping he screamed.  So they finally quit listening to the doctor and put him in bed with them. 



I just don't know how people can do stuff like that.  I mean, why do these people think that all a baby needs is to have their phsycial needs met?  Just so they can get some sleep?  *sigh* 

Mandy - posted on 09/06/2009

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i saw one today who let her 7mo scream for 3 hours one night and one hour the next night. and the mum used the word screamed. my heart breaks for these babies.

Brenda - posted on 09/06/2009

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Quoting Mandy:

lol lisa, i tend to get pretty fired up with questions people ask on circle of mums too, especially CIO method.



OMG yes.



"Yeah, I started CIO at six weeks, and it worked for us.  My baby's slept through the night since then!  Though I can't understand why she is so low on the weight charts and seems to want to drink all the time during the day or why she's so annoyingly clingy the rest of the time."



*bashes head into computer keyboard*



Saw one today, "I CIO with my kids at three months.  The first night she cried 45 minutes, but the next it was only 10.  I really gives their lungs a workout!"



*beats computer*  ARGH....who can let their baby scream for forty five minutes???

Brenda - posted on 09/06/2009

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I'm more of a medical mystery show, but I've seen a couple birth shows where there is some misinformation. I myself had two hospital births, both medicated, but I went in very informed the second time. While I attempted a natural birth, it just wasn't going to happen for me. I would have never considered a home birth and thank heavens I didn't because he had the cord around his neck twice when he was born, and if it hadn't been for my doctor (who was great, one of those doctors you would swear acts almost like a midwife) who knows what would have happened. But I had complications with both.



I think a natural birthing show would be great, something to show home births, water births, midwifery and doulas at work in the birthing rooms, something besides the sterile hospital atmosphere. It would be nice if they also showed the people like me who went in wanting one but ended up not able to handle it (thank you rapid delivery and back labor....) so that moms who couldn't do it would see that there are always options for them. But I would like to see it where the mother actually chooses interventions, not where the doctor comes in and says, Okay time for your epidural!



Discovery Health would be another one to petition, though, that's what I usually watch, sometimes watching for a while but I usually get annoyed too. I'll definately sign though, more people need to know that home birthing is a valid, responsible way to have children (though hopefully they would pick the good ones, where there's a doula or midwife to help). I think it is so scary though when people do it without any assistance or anyone there in case something goes wrong! I guess I'm a worry wort on that issue!

Mandy - posted on 09/06/2009

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i must admit, i watched a show this morning, birth day, and it was all about natural birth, water birth and not interveining unless really necessart. i was impressed

Mandy - posted on 09/06/2009

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lol lisa, i tend to get pretty fired up with questions people ask on circle of mums too, especially CIO method.

Mandy - posted on 09/06/2009

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a show on natural birth would better equip women with the information that they need. i had a natural water birth with my 2nd, induce labour with my 1st. much prefere water birth.

Stephanie - posted on 08/18/2009

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I dislike A Baby Story as well. I gave birth to my daughter at a birth center and had a natural water birth. It was so beautiful, loving, quiet and calm. So drasticly diffrent from what we see on TLC. Every time I have watched that show in the past, it's the same stoy over and over. Woman gets admitted, or goes in for induction, immeadiatly recieves pitocin, causing extreamly painfull hard contractions that come out of no where, then comes the epidural, which slows things back down, so more pitocin, back and forth untill baby is destressed and then do a c-section. Or how about the one with the mom who is not prepaired or well supported? Those poor women have the best of intentions, we all do, but sadly the hospital is set up to make you fail at natural child birth. Pregnancy is seen as a medical condition, not a normal, healthy part of life. And yes, I would sign your petition. :)

Minnie - posted on 08/11/2009

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I wach home births on you tube. I can't watch birth shows on TLC because I end up yelling at the TV and getting riled up. Just like a lot of the questions I see here on COM, lol.

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