Loathe them as well, for the most part.
There is one on TLC I believe called "Babies: Special Delivery" that is a bit more realistic. It shows moms and babies having not-so-normal deliveries - complications, prematurity, etc. That one is a little better.
"World Birth Day" is at least interesting because you get to see other cultures and stuff like that.
"Bringing Home Baby" is annoying sometimes. I love the episodes where the parents freak out at night because the baby won't sleep. Isn't that terrible of me? It just bothers me because sometimes I can tell what they did wrong and I want to shout at the screen, "Well if you hadn't woken up the happy sleeping baby, turned on every single light in the house, taken 10 minutes to change one diaper (with two people, mind you), fed the baby and then woke him/her up AGAIN to change the diaper because there was two spots of pee in it, MAYBE the kid would be asleep already!!!" Now, I know first time parents have to learn stuff the hard way, but as a NICU nurse I just spend too much time picking on what they do wrong...
"A Baby Story" is the worst, absolute WORST! I don't know who these people are that they find for this show. They aren't normal, that's for sure! This show gives parents such unrealistic views of pregnancy, delivery, and parenthood. It's like watching the Stepford baby show or something.
The thing that bothers me the most is the ending of each episode. It's a few weeks after the birth, and there the parents are with a perfect sleeping baby. They're always smiling and saying, "Sally here is just the best baby in the whole world. She hardly ever cries and she just has such a laid back personality. Her older brother Charlie just loves her to pieces and kisses her all the time. She has fit right into our family and it's just so wonderful..."
Just once, I'd love to see this instead: "Sally has been to the doctor 8 times in the past 6 weeks. She's got reflux and vomits up most of her feeds. She's really colicky, especially at night, and we haven't slept for more than 2 hours at a time since she was born. Her brother Charlie was potty trained and now he's reverted back to diapers. He tries to bite the baby whenever I'm holding her, and he's just not the same little boy he used to be..."
Needless to say, I haven't watched TLC since the day I found out I was pregnant.