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New reality show will show women giving birth in the wild

by Nikki Montgomery

Lifetime has pitched a new reality show that will show women giving birth in the wild. It was inspired by a viral video of a woman who delivered her fourth baby in a tropical stream all by herself while her husband recorded it.

Critics are saying that the show is too dangerous and should not be aired.

I spoke to Dr. Andrew Weiss of the Obstetrics and Gynecology department at Ministry Saint Michael's Hospital in Stevens Point about the show. Not only does he deliver babies for a living, but he is also an avid outdoors-man so he is the perfect person to talk to about such a show. Listen to the interview here:

Dr. Andrew Weiss - Born in the Wild Part 1

Dr. Andrew Weiss - Born in the Wild Part 2

Considering a home birth?

  • Why are you leaning toward birthing outside a hospital?
  • Are you working with a doctor you trust?
  • Have you delivered naturally before without incident?
  • Is it worth the risk?

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