Maternity Ward Marathon all New Year's Day - page 2

Just wanted to give the heads up to those that like watching Maternity Ward, it will be on all day on the TLC channel from 9 am EST to 3 am EST. Kris... Read More

  1. by   emily_mom
    Iron Chef also had a marathon....although it was titled "Iron Chef Upsets Marathon". Kinda lets you in on who wins....huh?

    My hubby was also channel surfing and turned MW on. They hauled the baby off to do something (don't remember) but called it a girl. I'm sorry but that "girl" had a big old penis in the scene right before commercial. I know that the labia is swollen...blah blah blah, but I've seen enough of them at work to know that this was NO GIRL.

    Wonder who's kid it was....did anyone see that???

    Kristy
  2. by   hapeewendy
    I saw that!!!!!!!!!! wasnt it the one that had four little kids and this was her fifth?
    I remember saying , wait a second thats not a chick thats a dude
    but honestly it all blurred together , I was dizzy from the looks of pain on everyones faces...
    that delivery with the four small kids in the room was frickin ridiculous, sorry but if I'm in midbirth stance or postion or whatever theres no way my four lil kids are gonna be there...
    husband - maybe , lil kids and inlaws FORGET IT!
  3. by   ERNurse752
    ***ducking to avoid projectile vomiting of OB nurses across the world***

  4. by   zudy
    I must admit, I saw some of MW, too. It's kinda like driving past a really bad MVA, it's so horrible, it's fasinating, and I just have to stare. Thank goodness, no one tried to put me on TV when I was in L&D. The entire monologe would be "Bleep! Bleep! Bleep!"
  5. by   Little One2
    I fliped to the channel for a few minutes. I don't understand why television stations like to show the same show hour after hour. It was not something I was interested in - listening mothers going into labor and watching the agony they go through.

    I ended up watching a movie instead. More relaxing.
  6. by   Q.
    Both shows are skewed drastically one way or the other, as BlueEyes said. It's annoying.

    BTW Shay...I LOVE YOU!
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    "seemingly healthy...."

    Really, unless you are in the room with that patient as she delivers, you cannot determine the health of these babies. Knowing what I know, I wouldn't even speculate as to all of the medical detail that may or may not be left out my cameramen.

    Which leaves far too much room for misinterpretation, IMHO.

    Heather
    Well-said, Heather. It illustrates a HUGE part of the problem of these so-called "reality shows" ...there is LOT OFF-CAM we don't see and are not privvy to, leaving a lot up to pure speculation and many assumptions......some of which are far from correct.
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by NurseWeasel
    I understand completely. It just seemed like ALL the babies were getting scoped and 02'd. Anyway thanks for answering with your experienced input!
    Well, therein lies the PROBLEM I HAVE WITH THIS SHOW....one damn crisis situation after another....feeding the adrenalin addiction of many TV addicts. But truly frightening for many, esp new parents....who can't be sure their birth story won't be similarly chaotic. It's either all peaches and cream (ala Baby Story, which makes me wanna yack), or chaos (Maternity Ward-style), on these shows and that makes me crazy!
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jan 2, '03
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by hapeewendy
    [BTHANK YOU MATERNITY WARD for scaring me back into birth control...



    SEE WHAT I MEAN?????!!!! all this from a NURSE, no less! PROVES MY POINT, perfectly.
  10. by   hapeewendy
    well I'm always happy to prove someones point...
    haha
    I see what youre saying though
    must cause a lot of paranoia in the pregnant ppl who watch...
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by hapeewendy
    I saw that!!!!!!!!!! wasnt it the one that had four little kids and this was her fifth?
    I remember saying , wait a second thats not a chick thats a dude
    but honestly it all blurred together , I was dizzy from the looks of pain on everyones faces...
    that delivery with the four small kids in the room was frickin ridiculous, sorry but if I'm in midbirth stance or postion or whatever theres no way my four lil kids are gonna be there...
    husband - maybe , lil kids and inlaws FORGET IT!

    Actually QUITE typical of what you see in the average labor/delivery experience ...really. And they wonder why we get so up in arms about visitors...sometimes, it's just too much.....not to mention the safety issues that arise. I am all for family-birthing, but 4 kids under 5? That is over-the-top.....hey....Mark says it best: GET THE BLEACHERS..IT'S THE ALL-AMERICAN SPECTATOR SPORT!
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jan 2, '03
  12. by   emily_mom
    Just invested in one of these babies....


  13. by   emily_mom
    Dammit, just click here!

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