True Confessions: Before becoming a parent, I watched far too many of those delivery day reality shows. You know the ones. The mom and dad to be joke lovingly as they casually walk into the hospital, the new mom holds a thoroughly wiped down baby in her arms, they head home seemingly refreshed and ready to start their lives together.
My deliveries were the exact opposite of everything I had ever seen on TV.
Delivery one occurred two months ahead of schedule and involved more specialists than I’d ever like to see assembled in one room ever again. Delivery two ended with my son’s heart rate crashing, the nurse running down the hall pushing my bed (those things can MOVE!), and my amazing doctor performing an emergency c-section.
And let’s talk about my fabulous husband and mother, two of the people I love most in my life and the providers of support through the arrivals of both of my children. My physician mother spent a good bit of time watching the contraction monitor to casually tell me when I was about to feel excruciating pain and my husband commented frequently on how uncomfortable delivery room chairs are. I’m fairly sure I didn’t get one single back rub…
Finally a show is arriving that delivers the real story of what happens in maternity wards across the country.
Lifetime‘s “One Born Every Minute” takes an in-depth look at life inside the maternity ward at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, as expectant mothers enter their final stage of pregnancy. From the delivery room, to the operating room, to the front desk, to the nurses’ station, 40 cameras roll 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to capture the high drama, humor and overwhelming emotion of childbirth as new lives begin and others change forever. Please join us as we celebrate the birth of this new series with a Twitter Party!
When: Wednesday, February 2nd from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m ET
Where: #OneBorn on Twitter
Be sure to check out “One Born Every Minute” on Lifetime Tuesday, February 1st at 10:00 p.m. ET, and let us know during the party what you think of the show. Also, check out real delivery tales from myself and the other Lifetime Moms!
Grand Prize – One (1) participant will be chosen at random to receive a $100 same as cash gift card.
First Place – Five (5) participants will be chosen at random to each receive a $25 same as cash gift card.
Planning on attending? Let us know by adding your Twitter name URL here (ex. http://twitter.com/ResourcefulMom)