Maternity Ward Marathon all New Year's Day

  1. 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
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  2. 28 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    OH GOODNESS HERE WE GO!!!!!!!!!!!! AAACKKKKKKKKKK! this OB nurse is hiding out.
  4. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    :chuckle
  5. by   shay
    SCOOT OVER, BLUEEYES!! Nooooooooooooooooo!!! Not the hated Maternity ward!!! The only thing worse is......dare I utter it's name? A Baby Story.
  6. by   2banurse
    Boy you guys are tough!!!
  7. by   Q.
    Originally posted by shay
    SCOOT OVER, BLUEEYES!! Nooooooooooooooooo!!! Not the hated Maternity ward!!! The only thing worse is......dare I utter it's name? A Baby Story.
    I second that.
  8. by   shay
    Originally posted by 2banurse
    Boy you guys are tough!!!
    :chuckle Sorry, all 3 of us are OB nurses. It's like going to work all over again. Not to mention some of the crap they show on those shows is just, well, CRAP.

    We can't help it. Natural aversion!! :chuckle
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Spend as much time doing OB as we do, and you realize these TV shows do more harm than good at least half the time, as people think things should go just like "on TV". Especially w/Baby Story, this raises expectations to an often unrealistic level. (believe me).....And, In the case of Maternity Ward, it may scare the HELL out of expectant parents; one critical and frightening situation after another; it can definately scare anyone. JMO, not meaning to be mean.
  10. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I actually watched a little bit this evening (against my better judgement). Brian was flipping around and found it, and stayed on it during a c-section. It was a good opportunity for a little superficial talk, and showed him just about what I thought he could handle.

    But then he saw the baby and said "EWWWWWWWWWW! GROSS MOM! CHANGE IT!" :chuckle

    So I did.... and all was well again!

    Heather
  11. by   NurseWeasel
    So what do you OB Nurses think of all the medical intervention done on seeming healthy babies on some of these shows? Seems like nature would take care of the new babies better than these docs are allowing.... flow-by oxygen, cramming the scope down their throats... I dunno, I mean I realize that not all babies are A-OK from the get-go, but unless the baby shows distress don't you think you should kinda leave 'em alone???

    Just asking your opinions. My first was a 3 lb 10 oz 33 week feeder & grower, and #2 was born in a birthing center with a more "natural" approach than the hospital.... so I'm not exactly experienced or educated about these things. It made me wonder, watching these shows off & on today.
  12. 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
  13. 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!
  14. by   hapeewendy
    yeah just how I want to ring in the freakin new year, with non stop vagina...
    grrrrrrrrrrreat
    actually , I saw some of it too , purely by accident, and against my better judgement, however it did do one thing for me, made me renew my birth control rx...
    THANK YOU MATERNITY WARD for scaring me back into birth control...
    all you poor OB nurses, on vacation, wanting to watch a little tv and you just cant escape that vagina....
    you bet your booty if there was a med-surg show on I wouldnt be watching it ........
    I watch tv to pretend that everyone is beautiful and no one needs to work!!!

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