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Compulsive TV 1 born every Minute.

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MaMattoo Thu 14-Jul-11 22:00:47

Is it's just me or does anyone think one born every minute is compulsive watching?!! I sob my eyes out with each baby that's born. I still remember my own experience so Very clearly.

mittyslave Fri 15-Jul-11 01:02:16

my god, i am the same, i am totally addicted to watching it on 4od.

MaMattoo Fri 15-Jul-11 07:56:19

Last year I would watch it half way?, get petrified, tell DH I can't do this and then go and hide. Now I know the pain results in the most beautiful baby smile compelled to watch the end! Glad I am not alone in this. DH calls me sadistic smile for watching it!!

QTPie Fri 15-Jul-11 08:37:50

Couldn't watch when pregnant and not hugely interested before that.... Compulsive watching afterwards! (LO born end of Jan 2010 - early during a series, had to watch every one!)

Had CS and live watching the CSs. Since I havent had a VB also very curious to watch the VBs. Does make me tearful....

olajo Fri 15-Jul-11 08:47:02

I cant watch it t all ,I have a child already and I am due in 4 weeks and threaten my DH is he doesnt do the housewok I will tie him to the chair and leave him alone for 5 hours of back to back episodes grin

figgygal Fri 15-Jul-11 12:49:43

I love it for my whole adult life i have been horrified by the idea of pregnancy and childbirth gradually calming down about it and this programme is really helping me. I am determined i want an epidural based on the way women on the show behave in labour when they have had one opposed to people with aspirin screaming the hospital down (you wouldnt have a filling without anaesthetic so why would you put your body through labour without the available pain relief).

DH not liking watching it more than me and all he is going to have to do is be there and look after me!!

TrinaLuciusMalfoy Fri 15-Jul-11 18:35:14

I've seen one episode and can't bear it. All three births they covered were natural and short labours. Having had an EMCS after a LONG labour that just makes me angry.

thegauntlet Fri 15-Jul-11 21:05:58

I have saved them all up on the digital box. Got my BFP and now watching them with glee and bawling at each birth and blaming hormones! Glad I am not totally alone. x

headfairy Fri 15-Jul-11 21:09:36

I watched first series when ds was newborn and I used to get massive milk let downs whenever a baby was born. Got very messy grin

MoonFaceMamaaaaargh Fri 15-Jul-11 21:55:17

like the gauntlet i have them all saved! blush

Figgygal the reason i didn't have an epidural, but happily have local for teeth, that the risks are completely different. Just watch how many women on one born are labouring steadily, then have contractions drop off etc once the epi is in. There is less anecdotal/more scientific evidence for this but as we're on the subject of obem i'll use it to illustrate... grin

I am completely shock at how different the american version is. The labours that is, though the format is rubbisher also.

MoonFaceMamaaaaargh Fri 15-Jul-11 21:59:14

btw figgygal reading ina may gaskin's guide to childbirth might reassure you about birth. I found it inspirational. She's a natural birth advocate but reading it won't mean you're not allowed an epidural grin but it might help you feel more in control.

theborrower Sat 16-Jul-11 12:06:52

Absolutely compulsive when I was pregnant - cried my eyes out every episode. Watched it just after DD too, but it got me upset for different reasons (I had an EMCS) so when watching vaginal births I got all emotional, and when watching CS or EMCS I got emotional too and thought "God, that was me".

Now I just can't watch it. Too upsetting I think.

And agree that the American version looks crap - why does that always happen when they remake for american telly??

1944girl Sat 16-Jul-11 15:35:51

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MaMattoo Sun 17-Jul-11 01:15:41

Same here..failed induction and then a CS with septic wound etc..bad enough to stop at one baby. But OBEM makes me smile and cry because of the simple beauty of seeing mommy meet baby and hold it for the first time. Just that min of wrinkly, purple fingered baby meeting sweaty emotional mama is lovely!

theborrower Sun 17-Jul-11 22:06:04

That's why I get emotional, MaMattoo - I didn't get to hold my baby until the recovery room. She was taken to another room for maybe 5-10 minutes, then my husband held her but I found it too sore to turn my head to even look at her properly. I didn't get to hold her until we were out of theatre and what felt like 45 mins later, and even then it was quite hard. Losing those precious first moments is still painful for me.

1944girl Mon 18-Jul-11 11:39:33

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RegLlamaOfBrixton Mon 18-Jul-11 20:10:47

I had DC1 in February at Princess Anne Hospital where OBEM is filmed. The programme really helped me feel calmer about the birth when I was pregnant, now compulsive viewing to see how many MWs I recognise, although get incredibly emotional thinking 'I was there'.

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