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smiler389 Sun 20-Jan-13 21:06:42

Just watched first three seconds of OBEM and came over all shaken and panicked. Screamed at hubby to turn it off. Hmph. Thought I was doing well not worrying about labour but may have just been in denial.

Any thoughts? Do you watch it? How does it make you feel?

Katydive Mon 21-Jan-13 14:31:07

I'm on my third, one horrible labour, one fantastic. I love OBEM as I have always looked forward to going into labour (right up until the last hour!) I'm amazed with how many women they still have on their back on a bed, IMHO the best, and less painful by far is on your knees either in water (my fav) or over a ball etc. I also find on there that when it sounds like they are just about to drop they are only about 1cm!! I do think they do choose a lot of women deliberately who are more 'vocal' or raring to go a bit too soon!!

lovemybabyboy Mon 21-Jan-13 14:43:22

I love it, I have watched all of the series since it started, I always cry when the babies are born. It makes me remember those first wonderful moments meeting my two DS's, and now it makes me feel like I can not wait to do it all again, I am 14 weeks with DC3.

Msbluesky32 Mon 21-Jan-13 14:59:08

A couple of weeks back there was a really relaxed lady on there, she didnt use drugs and used their new active birth room. I quite liked seeing that one! She swayed on the ball, did some breathing exercises and meditation and when the baby came she was a little louder but not screaming. It would be nice if they aired more of those to balance it out a bit but I guess it doesn't make compelling telly if there isn't much going on...

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