Delivery on TV

United States
March 18, 2012 8:27am CST
I'm watching Cake Boss and they just showed the delivery of Buddy's 4th child. I don't know about you but I'm not sure that I would want to show the world me giving birth. It's a beautiful moment in your life BUT I'm not sure I would want a camera all in my business. If you were a tv personality ect would you want you childs delivery for the world to see on public display? I know celebs sell the first public baby photos but delivery's on film nope.
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
18 Mar 12
I would not want a film of the birth of my children and would not watch anyone else's. It's an intensely private moment, in my opinion, but privacy seems to be a word that's lost its meaning. I don't want to see a live birth on film or otherwise but I wish someone would have taken a picture of my babies before they removed them by C-section. I'd like to know how they looked in there, all relaxed and warm and safe before they were forced to come into this world. But I definitely would not share the picture with anyone but family. The docs would not let me look in a mirror or anything--the first one I was anesthetized with no choice and the second was an emergency with no time to argue. But at least I have two healthy, wonderful sons.
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
18 Mar 12
Privacy has fallen into the greed pit!!! The celebrities are paid a fortune for the exclusive first pic. Bet there was extra for the film at 11!!!
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• United States
19 Mar 12
Exactly what I was thinking is that they gave up their privacy to become famous like many reality and celebrities have.
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
19 Mar 12
In most cases they've sold their soul to the devil!!!
@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
18 Mar 12
I was at a yard sale one time where the people had just moved out & stiffed the landlord. The landlord was selling everything they left behind. One was a picture of the Mom spread eagle with the baby's head emerging. The landlord said that pic was on the living room wall. I agree with you that I would NOT want it for myself; but I guess it's different for everyone!!!
@GreenMoo (11842)
18 Mar 12
Eeek! Imagine having that on your wall! Reminds me of when our computer broke. I took it to the local computer guy to see if he could retrieve anything from the hard drive. I was thrilled to bits when he said he's managed to save some photos, but imagine my horror when they turned out to be of the birth of my youngest! I was thrilled to still have them, but the idea that he saw them is horrifying. And they're not even terribly revealing!
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
18 Mar 12
It takes a LOT to shock me but my mouth hit the floor. She had it proudly displayed over her sofa where she took her guests to sit, Now even I consider that tacky!!! I can understand why she wanted the pic for herself; but why put it on display for others??? Guess I should clarify that this was before video cameras & pics were the best she was going to get.
• United States
19 Mar 12
If she wanted to display her goods in a photo hung on the wall ?!?! Ick! No way would that be on public display!!!! Nonetheless if the moment was so treasured to share with anyone who came in her place why'd she leave it behind? to impress the landlord?
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@shebacs (178)
• Philippines
19 Mar 12
Well it should be for scientific journal or something. I mean the video, not for national tv.
• United States
19 Mar 12
It was on tv as part of the show.
@shebacs (178)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
Oh. I feel like somewhere out there some little girl or teen or woman is vowing to herself not to get pregnant. lol
@tatzkie23 (773)
• Philippines
19 Mar 12
I'm also watching cake boss, but was not able to watch that episode. Did they really show the entire delivery? I think they did not. As a nurse, i've seen a lot of woman giving birth, and it's not that easy to watch it. LOL. I think that, showing this on Tv, is just ok. It's their choice, and since they have a show, maybe they think that this will add to their ratings or something. But if i were a tv personality? i think it's ok. As long as they're not filming my baby coming out of my V. LOL.
• United States
19 Mar 12
They did not show her V but just her pushing and the cord being cut and stuff... the grossest moment was when of course the baby was covered with fluids ect as babies are when they are just born and not cleaned up yet. True their choice, their show.... still too private of a moment.
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
20 Oct 12
I don't think I would want to watch a video of someone giving birth. It would be one thing if it was for educational purposes, but not for entertainment. That is just going too far.
• India
29 Jun 12
If I were a famous celebrity I would not want the world to see me giving birth because that is something I would want to enjoy at the moment. I will probably remember it for the rest of my life. Showing it to the public is only to get media attention and publicity. I mean sometimes they do that to celebrate and share happiness. But there is something called "Privacy".
@AmbiePam (48572)
• United States
30 Mar 12
I was seven years old when a lady in our church showed me and my sister the birth of her first child she had on video tape. Talk about scarring for life! I didn't want to see the birth of a child and I wouldn't want to show the birth of a child! Not to an audience of five and not to an audience of millions!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 Mar 12
I don't think that is very appropriate and I wouldn't watch something like that...I know when you are in the moment you probably don't care who is watching but afterwards it would make me uncomfortable.....I can see selling baby photos....but not the actual birth!
• United States
19 Mar 12
I'm with you. I would not want the whole world to see me giving birth on television. To me, that's a private moment.
@GardenGerty (97908)
• United States
19 Mar 12
Nope, not for me. Such a private moment, and I am pretty self conscious anyway.
@peavey (16471)
• United States
18 Mar 12
That's tacky and irreverent of life itself. Giving birth is more than just a physical experience, but the camera can only catch the physical. There is no way I would have wanted the birth of any of my children captured on camera.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
18 Mar 12
I wonder what the cake is gonna look like. i know what you mean though, I wouldn't want my birth showing all over the TV especially whn you're watching a cooking show
@savypat (20247)
• United States
18 Mar 12
Birth of anykind is a messy business and for humans often a very painful one. No on looks their best. I would not thank anyone who put me on camera at such a time.
@GreenMoo (11842)
18 Mar 12
I can't imagine why anyone would want to watch that? The only place for a filmed birth, in my opinion, is in an educational film. I've got a couple of photos taken just after my youngest's birth, but to be honest the actual grisly bit is something I don't need to be particularly reminded of!
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
18 Mar 12
NO...NO, that is a huge resounding..NO! From me! I am like "dragon4u"---an intensely private time (from the era that I grew up in)..but I am so old-school, I tend to NOT even watch these "reality" shows when they show ALL and sundry. It's a convenient time for me to leave the room! Different era..different thoughts...I am not saying one is right or wrong..just not for me!