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Lifetime has a new series, One Born Every Minute, that chronicles several couples’ journey though labor and delivery. Each episode takes on a different theme such as pain management during labor, complications at labor, etc. Since we are all about babies here at Kolcraft, we decided to check it out.

We felt that it was a more realistic portrayal than most and showed a variety of experiences because no two labor/delivery experiences are the same.  Our favorite part is the smiles of the parents as they see and hold their child for the first time. For those who don’t want to have memories triggered about painful or difficult labor experiences, you may want to pass on this show. For those who are preparing for their first labor/delivery, the show may give you a more realistic experience of what to expect, but keep in mind your experience will be uniquely yours.

The One Born Every Minute site has some interesting basic info on labor & delivery. We think it is worth checking out the site  because you can enter to win $200 weekly prizes and a grand prize of $4,000 for a nursery!

Tell us what you think about the show by leaving a comment.

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10 Responses to “One Born Every Minute”

  1. Hannah February 16, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    I think this show is much better than similar shows like TLC’s Baby Story. Labor is a long, hard and painful journey and the way it is depicted in sitcoms and movies is hilarious to me, especially after going through it myself. The usual scene: A woman, in public like out to dinner with her family, has one contraction and rushes to the hospital. A short while later, the baby is born and she looks a fresh faced as when she went in, with her hair and makeup impeccable. In contrast, my experience was almost 24 hours of painful contractions at home before ever going to the hospital to find I was barely progressing. By the end of the 30 hour labor and delivery, I looked puffy in the face, exhausted in the eyes, sweaty and completely disgusting but I had a smile on my face as I held my baby girl for the first time. The true experience is such an amazing one, I do not understand the desire to make it look “magical”. Now that I am expecting my second, I cannot help but laugh at the scenes in delivery and birth shows because the “setup” seems so unimportant because in the end, how you got there (how long or short your labor was, how long you pushed, what complications you had, the way you designed the nursery etc) does not matter at all when you are holding that little bundle of joy, the miracle that you and your husband helped God create. Babies are amazing and when you are holding yours for the first time everything else in your life is dwarfed by that little face and those tiny hands and feet. It is awesome how something so small can make all those “big things” seem miniscule!!

    • MichelleH February 17, 2011 at 11:23 am #

      Hannah,
      We are sure you were never so beautiful as after you gave birth. Thanks for sharing your experience. You remind all of us that motherhood is a wonderful gift.

  2. katarzyna February 16, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    I don’t agree that labor must be very painfull and long.Everyone should do some research and see that labor it’s natural and it doesn’t hurt unless you think it will hurt and you are scared and in fear.Read about the farthing and stay positive.learn how to breath so your muscles are relaxed.Labor doesn’t hurt and it’s natural way for the baby to come to the world.This show is not for somoeone who is expecting because after watching the show you see only the pain,intervention and complications.

    • MichelleH February 17, 2011 at 11:21 am #

      Katarzyna,
      What a great reminder. We agree – everyone’s labor is different & it’s a beautiful gift.

  3. Melissa February 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    LOVE this show!! LOVE love it!!! Agree it’s way better than a baby story!
    Can’t wait for the next episode!

    • MichelleH February 17, 2011 at 11:20 am #

      Melissa,
      Looks like you enjoy it as much as we do. :)

  4. Trash Matthes February 16, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    I watched the show in the hospital while I was in labor. I thought it was amazing to have it on right then, but the couples I watched had experiences that were a little discouraging to me. I ended up with a c section which I never would have expected on my sixth baby. Now I wish I had been on that show.

    • MichelleH February 17, 2011 at 11:20 am #

      Trash Matthes,
      Congrats on your new baby! 6 children? WOW! That’s great. They should do an episode with you!

  5. Devotion Mama February 17, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    thank you for the giveaway on Double Duty Mommy

    • MichelleH February 17, 2011 at 11:17 am #

      You are welcome Devotion mama. Good luck!

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