One Born Every Minute had its network’s most watched unscripted series debut, getting more viewers than Jon & Kate Plus 8! But what did you think of the show? Fun to watch or T.M.I.?
Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, One Born Every Minute is a new docu-series that takes a close look inside the maternity ward at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where tons of women face their final stage of pregnancy. Let’s just say, nothing is left un-exposed! The show documents the intimate details of delivery, including the birth, the pain, the drugs and the intense mothers — and fathers — struggling through one of life’s most amazing moments. But is it a little too much to handle? And would you have let these cameras in the delivery room?
The first episode premiered on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 10 p.m. with an averaged 740,000 viewers aged 18-49, making it Lifetime’s most watched unscripted series premiere. The episode entitled “To Medicate Or Not? That is the Question” focused on women deciding how to manage their labor pains. There was an epidural, a C-section, a birth plan and even a doula! All unique experiences, especially the couple who struggled through a natural birth, while the nurses made faces! NOT okay!
It was very similar to other shows, including Birth Day and A Baby Story, which expose every aspect of the birthing experience. The one thing different though was that it was pretty hysterical, especially when one boyfriend left the hospital to go to Walmart and pick up baby gear while his partner was in labor! But, I have to say I am now even more terrified of giving birth than I was before. Those women were in PAIN!
Luckily, the opening of the show made me chuckle and forget the future pain I will be enduring — it seems terrible when a dad drops his cell phone on his newborn baby when trying to snap a photo, but I got a good giggle out of it. HollyMoms, did you watch the show? What were your thoughts — TMI?!