The process of giving birth can be a beautiful thing but it can also be accompanied by urgent medical circumstances for mother and child.Although many women give birth in a hospital setting — with some opting to have a Cesearian section, a new reality show will show women forgoing all assistance from doctors nurses or midwives to give birth in the wild.
“Born in the Wild” will follow young parents who take home birth to the next level by leaving even shelter behind. The show was inspired by a viral YouTube video that’s racked up 20M views and shows a woman giving birth in a tropical creek.
Producers say no first-time mothers will be allowed and that the TV crew’s presence will increase safety for the mothers–but there will be no doctors but critics fear the show will start a dangerous trend that will endanger mother and child.
Here more on what the show has planned. What do you think?
A new reality show announced by Lifetime on Wednesday will follow young parents who forego not only hospitals during the birthing process, but also any shelter at all.
Born in the Wild will portray the men and women who decide that giving birth surrounded by only the beauty and serenity of nature and away from any doctors or modern interventions is the way to go.
Inspired by the huge popularity of a YouTube video that shows a woman giving birth in a tropical creek, some critics say such a show could kick off a dangerous trend that will endanger mothers and their babies alike.
Producers hope the answer is ratings gold as Americans accustomed to hyper sterile hospital births and who are only starting to learn of the rising trend in home births watch with rapt attention.
Lifetime says the show’s subjects may not be first-time parents and will be closely watched by crews.
‘We’re taking extreme precautions to make sure the mothers and the babies are safe,’ Eli Lehrer, Lifetime’s senior VP and head of nonfiction programming, told Entertainment Weekly. ‘Our presence at these births is going to make them far safer than if they were doing it on their own.’