Lifetime’s ‘Born In The Wild’ Will Show Moms Having Babies Outdoors With No Doctors Present
Oh Lifetime, how we love thee, you always bring us the good stuff, whether it be TV movies Â based on books about incestuous, abused teens being locked in an attic or “reality shows” about B-list celebrities with cheating scandals, it should come as no surprise that you will be bringing us all what will be our new favorite television show ever of all time ever, Born In The Wild. According to Entertainment Weekly, Born In The Wild Â chronicles pregnant women giving birth outdoors, unassisted by doctors. â€œWhat happens when the craziest experience of a womanâ€™s life becomes truly wild, and soon-to-be parents decide to take on an unassisted birth in the outdoors?â€ asks the press release. â€œBorn in the WildÂ will document the journeys of young, expectant parents who have chosen to give birth â€˜in the wild.â€™
Or, as we readers of Mommyish â„¢ like to call it, dumbasses who don’t realize THE WILD has things like Â bad weather, wild animals, bitey bugs, no champagne for after delivery, no doctors and especially no delicious drugs to have administered during an especially rough transition.
Listen, I think the idea of a natural birth sounds lovely. I truly admire all of you people who had home births or natural births or dolphin-assisted births, it was just never something that appealed to me. But getting myself a bigass bowl of ice cream and watching weirdos have babies outside on my television? Sign me right up and set my DVR!
The series itself was inspired by a viral video showing a birth in a forestÂ that racked up 20 million views (photo above). Lehrer says he has a personal connection to the showâ€™s concept himself as his second child was born at home via midwife. â€œThis isnâ€™t [Discovery Channel’s]Â Naked and AfraidÂ and weâ€™re dropping people in the woods and saying â€˜go have the baby,â€™â€ he says. â€œThese are all people who have already had babies in hospitals who had unsatisfying experiences and who are choosing to have different experiences. This is something people are doing and we set out to document it.â€
I will be watching, oh you best believe it. And because I have never watch the “viral video” mentioned above, I have included it here for your viewing pleasure.
I really think Lifetime to get this dude commenting here to be a specialist for the upcoming reality show:
Paging internet Dr. Legendary!