That may be a big call (we’ve all seen Dance Moms). But once you see what this reality show is about, you will 100% agree.
Giving birth. While Hallmark thinks it’s a magical moment filled with rosy cheeks, pink or blue ribbon and smiling parents, this is not reality. Reality is way messier, involves purple babies, blood, and pain (and, of course, ends in a beautiful baby).
So why wouldn’t you make a reality show about giving birth? Everyone loves One Born Every Minute, right?
Why wouldn’t you make a reality show about women giving birth in the wild?
And by wild, I don’t mean dressed up TV set with a few palm trees and wind from a fan.
By wild, we mean Survivor wild.
The show was inspired by Simone, a woman who was filmed giving birth completely unassisted in the Daintree Rainforest (north-eastern Queensland) and uploaded it to YouTube in February. To date, it has received 20,469,213 views.
The new reality show, Born in the Wild, announced by Lifetime on Wednesday, will following young parents who will ditch the hospital for nature to give birth. Why? Because giving birth surrounded by the beauty and serenity of nature is beautiful.
The press release states:
What happens when the craziest experience of a woman’s life becomes truly wild, and soon-to-be parents decide to take on an unassisted birth in the outdoors?
Critics of the show have warned Born in the Wild could kick off a dangerous trend that will endanger mothers and their babies.