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To feel let down by One Born Every Minute?

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JonSnowsWhore Tue 11-Apr-17 21:06:13

This is mine & my partners first baby together, but I've already had 2 kids so I KNOW I don't cope well in labour, I'm a midwife's nightmare 😂

Been making him watch One Born Every Minute to prepare scare him but so far they've all been really well behaved! I need some screamers/swearers/non copers like me to be shown tonight grin

Calvinlookingforhobbs Tue 11-Apr-17 21:16:26

Totally believed I'd push my DC1 out in 10 minutes because of this programme. 2 hours later I was cursing them!

JonSnowsWhore Tue 11-Apr-17 21:20:39

Ahh that must be it, they must cut out all of the not coping bits. They just must do. Despite reading loads of comments on here from people who say they didn't mind labour etc, I just refuse to believe that someone can be in that much pain & not be begging for death grin

Oh god every time I think about it I get more & more scared

Littlecaf Tue 11-Apr-17 21:20:45

Yup YNBU. I wanted to write to them after as and shout



Apologies for the shouting. It gives me the rage.

throughgrittedteeth Tue 11-Apr-17 21:22:53

I've got 3 weeks left and I've reached my pregnancy limit now. All I can think of is "fuck those specific women already having their babies" grinblush

Barbie222 Tue 11-Apr-17 21:23:09

I have not and never will watch after two emergency (and one peaceful elective!) CSs.

throughgrittedteeth Tue 11-Apr-17 21:24:34

little on the one last week or the week before with the Spanish couple they pretty much refused her an epidural. I think this series so far has been much tamer than previous series though.

JonSnowsWhore Tue 11-Apr-17 21:26:15

8 weeks to go!! (If induction a week early goes to plan) I cannot live like this for another 8 weeks!
Think I've cried in pain 3 times today alone.

What's going on with tonight's one, I haven't heard a single noise from them tonight sad if the screamers don't come along soon then he's going to really think I'm making it all up when it comes to my turn!

LegoCaltrops Tue 11-Apr-17 21:29:23

YANBU. I can't watch it any more since I had DD, it gives me the rage. My labour went nothing like most of the ones on that programme.

sailorcherries Tue 11-Apr-17 21:31:31

I'm sure later tonight one of the women has a bit of a meltdown (her step-MIL works there).

I enjoyed the elcs last week, as well as showing the emcs.

JonSnowsWhore Tue 11-Apr-17 21:34:09

I feel so evil, willing these poor women to be in so much pain that they can't cope, just to prove a point to my OH in 8 weeks time. Sorry unknown women!

sycamore54321 Tue 11-Apr-17 21:36:50

OP is there a reason you are not planning an epidural? So much pain you are begging for death should not be an inevitability for a woman in a developed country in the 21st century. I know this is a light hearted post but seriously please think about ensuring adequate effective pain relief for yourself. Nobody benefits from you being in agony.

Ginosaji Tue 11-Apr-17 21:37:14

Agree this series seems tamer, look online somewhere for an episode from the first series, might have more effect grin

PollytheDolly Tue 11-Apr-17 21:40:07

My first birth involves throwing jelly and ice cream across the room. 20 hours in I was rather hungry and pissed off at the same time at just being told I'd progressed all the way to 4cm. Would have made good viewing though.

JonSnowsWhore Tue 11-Apr-17 21:41:06

I am absolutely 100% planning on asking for an epidural! I just have fears of it either the anaesthetist not coming in time or them not being able to do it. I had a lumbar puncture attempted 2 months ago & it failed because they couldn't get to the right spot due to a blood vessel being in the way. I don't know how similar they in regards to the space they have to get in to, but I am sooo terrified of that!

My first labour they refused the epidural & im honestly traumatised from that birth. Second I had the epidural and although still painful, I coped so much better!

PollytheDolly Tue 11-Apr-17 21:41:40

OP is there a reason you are not planning an epidural? So much pain you are begging for death should not be an inevitability for a woman in a developed country in the 21st century. I know this is a light hearted post but seriously please think about ensuring adequate effective pain relief for yourself. Nobody benefits from you being in agony.

Totally agree. After my jelly incident I opted for the epidural and peace and calm was restored.....

JonSnowsWhore Tue 11-Apr-17 21:43:13

See polly that's the kind of irrational shit I want to see 😂

Sounds like the earlier series are the way to go! Some bed time viewing on the iPad tonight haha

Wando1986 Tue 11-Apr-17 21:45:21

They deliberately edit the clips. Some women have been there for days. They used to focus only on the transition stages and filmed in Midwife led wings too which is why they used to have so many screamers and dramatic births. At Liverpool Womens it's in the Consultant led wing which means the majority are off their tits on painkillers, exhausted or have epidurals so no screamers grin

JonSnowsWhore Tue 11-Apr-17 21:47:15

Ahhh makes sense then. I'll definitely dig up some old series! This dark haired woman isn't making a single bloody sound! Is she ok shock

DontTouchTheMoustache Tue 11-Apr-17 21:50:08

What about the bits where you are bent over a table getting an epidural while farming on the anaesthetist?

BeeFarseer Tue 11-Apr-17 21:50:10

The crew are a fucking pain in the arse too. We expressed interest in appearing, then changed our minds when sanity kicked in. I was admitted for a few weeks before having DS2 and they were constantly asking if we'd changed our minds. There was a girl in my ward who was appearing, but kept going home without telling the staff and then kicked off at them because she missed seeing the consultant and they were constantly in our room looking for her. I do wonder if she ever appeared on the show in the end.

throughgrittedteeth Tue 11-Apr-17 21:50:34

Just had jelly and ice cream grin did not throw it across the room, did shovel it aggressively into my gob though!

peaceloveandbiscuits Tue 11-Apr-17 21:50:40

OBEM made me believe there was a lot of waiting around in labour. I packed a deck of cards, ffs! Arrived at hospital 4cm dilated and gave birth six hours later. No time for Cribbage.

But DS was taken from me and resuscitated at birth, and I do remember thinking, oh shit, I thought this only happened on TV. He was fine, but scary scary.

PetallyTyrants Tue 11-Apr-17 21:55:09

I've never understood why women tolerate (or are forced to tolerate) such agony during childbirth. I know some nutters want natural/no drug deliveries but sane people should have pain relief, epidurals or c sections ON DEMAND!!

Wando1986 Tue 11-Apr-17 21:56:18

They do have them on demand. Though if you've progressed too far in labour a csection is no longer an option.

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