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TO: The editors and producers of “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant”
RE: The episodes and the descriptions
I truly love watching medical reality shows with every fiber of my being and the Discovery Health Channel delivers in a big way. I really can’t pick a favorite, but I did enjoy last night’s episode of “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant.” In that episode we met a divorced mother of two preteens. She was diligently taking her birth control pills while dating her new flame and continued to have her period monthly.
They also spent a lot of time on the guy’s boat.
So it wasn’t a huge stretch to guess that she was going to go into labor on the boat. In the middle of the night. While her boyfriend slept through almost all of it. While she went out on the deck to hang her feet into the water. While she almost fell off the deck and drowned in said water.
Even though she was screaming frantically and pounding on the window of the sleeping quarters where her boyfriend was snoring away.
I’ve given up wondering how a woman can go nine months without knowing she’s pregnant. I’m with you on that. What continues to surprise me are the mothers who have previously gone through labor. This particular chick thought she was losing her uterus since something was falling out of her body via her box.
They called the Coast Guard who sent an ambulance to the marina while they motored back to shore with her hanging onto the deck for dear life, since she couldn’t stand up from a squatting position.
The guy went to the wrong dock. No ambulance waiting. This is priceless!
The 911 operator called him back and re-routed the ambulance. When they helped her off the boat and set her on the gurney the baby slipped out onto the stretcher.
Crickets chirped as everyone present went into shock.
Cue the ominous music and cut to commercial. After watching Jamie Lee Curtis expound upon about the benefits of Activia yogurt we learned that the baby was fine. Show the credits.
Another fine episode, Discovery Health. I absolutely cannot wait to watch the next episode which is described in the following way:
A new mother still nursing discovers she is pregnant with a baby as she delivers it into her shoe…
You had me at shoe. Give that editor a corner office and a 50% raise immediately.