Lifetime is pushing reality shows to the limit with its newest series...“Born in the Wild” documents pregnant women giving birth outdoors, with no help at all from doctors.
In the show’s press release it says “What happens when the craziest experience of a woman’s life becomes truly wild, and soon-to-be parents decide to take on an unassisted birth in the outdoors?’”
In case you were wondering, doctors aren’t too thrilled with the new show. “I understand everybody wants to believe we over-medicalize pregnancy and that it’s a natural process,” that's Ron Jaekle, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. “But it’s a natural process that historically has caused an extraordinary loss of life.”
Eli Lehrer, a bigwig in programming for Lifetime says, “I’m not surprised an OB-GYN would say that [but] we’re taking extreme precautions to make sure the mothers and the babies are safe. Our presence at these births is going to make them far safer than if they were doing it on their own.”
How? Well, for one thing, there won't be any first time moms on the show, they will have an emergency medical technician present, and all locations won't be too far from a hospital ,in case any complications do occur.
Is it me, or does that sound "not-so" in the wild?
I won't be setting my DVR, but to each his own!
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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