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OBEM USA - anyone watching?

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HoldMeCloserTonyDanza Thu 16-Jun-11 21:03:19

Who's in? I'm really interested to see what's different in America.

Meglet Thu 16-Jun-11 21:10:12

yes. Don't like their approach at all.

Stirrups, noooo!

SingOut Thu 16-Jun-11 21:11:58

I am NEVER having a baby in the U.S!!!! <alarmed>

reddaisy Thu 16-Jun-11 21:12:37

Me! 90 per cent epidural rate sounds high and I had an epidural!!

HooverTheHamaBeads Thu 16-Jun-11 21:12:57

all lying down

seem very upbeat though!

HooverTheHamaBeads Thu 16-Jun-11 21:13:54

Must be a quiet ward overall if no screams/shouts etc

jenrendo Thu 16-Jun-11 21:14:03

I'm watching! Love stuff like this. Makes me want to have another one right now!

jenrendo Thu 16-Jun-11 21:14:42

They always seem to lie down. That's the one position I never did!

SingOut Thu 16-Jun-11 21:15:22

Tch, look at that smug git in reception looking askance just because that woman is labouring normally and moaning just a wee bit hmm

I'm missing the personal stories, it's just a parade of randoms doing vaguely comical stuff, I liked the bit in the UK one where you are really really emotionally invested by the time the baby is born, and the nice conversations the couples/families would have...

Jojay Thu 16-Jun-11 21:16:12

I was thinking how static they all looked, and they seem very happy to dish out epidurals.

On the plus side, the midwives look jollier than some of our lot.

captainbarnacle Thu 16-Jun-11 21:16:53

It's horrid! Nasty background music (none in OBEM UK), nasty 'desperate housewives style' voice over, horrid room which looks like a hopeful attempt to be homely... no no no

SingOut Thu 16-Jun-11 21:17:02

Yeah, they do make UK hospital midwives look like sour faced harridans grin

reddaisy Thu 16-Jun-11 21:18:18

SingOut, I agree. They haven't given us a chance to emotionally connect with the families involved. Eg they say one woman has come to motherhood late but doesn't say why or how old she is. Didn't she meet the right man? Or did she struggle to conceive?

onestepforward Thu 16-Jun-11 21:18:34

Is funny because when I watch the UK version I think 'give her an epidural' it what she wants but here I'm thinking 'stop trying to force her to have an epidural'!!

I had an American ob gyn (ex expat) and we had a bit of a language barrier, I asked if I could eat sweets during labour and she thought I meant puddings and couldn't understand why i should want/ask such a thing!

mousymouse Thu 16-Jun-11 21:20:29

how dreadfull.
and the poor woman labouring without epi beeing left alone and on her back...

mousymouse Thu 16-Jun-11 21:22:12

and the nurse totally helpless with the birth plan.

onestepforward Thu 16-Jun-11 21:23:18

the nurses have a bit of attitude!

jenrendo Thu 16-Jun-11 21:24:15

I think she's 40 and just hadn't met the right man until now x

mousymouse Thu 16-Jun-11 21:24:33

it reminds me of rachel's birth in friends.

SingOut Thu 16-Jun-11 21:24:52

Oh why oh why do they count??!

mousymouse Thu 16-Jun-11 21:25:01

omg at the tray of instruments.

BertieBotts Thu 16-Jun-11 21:25:23

Oooh what channel?

mousymouse Thu 16-Jun-11 21:25:55


SingOut Thu 16-Jun-11 21:26:10

Such a cute baby though! smile

captainbarnacle Thu 16-Jun-11 21:26:24

This is awful!! Stirrups and epidurals and obstetrians at a normal delivery and a tray of scissors... nasty nasty nasty. Am sooo glad I've had my babies here now.

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