Hollywood myths about pregnancy?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

How about, you have one contraction, you KNOW that “honey, this is it!” The next second you are in full on labor while driving to the hospital, then you are pushing and then, voila, the baby is born! Better yet, you are out in the woods or at a shopping mall or in an elevator and a random stranger who knows nothing about birth is telling you to PUSH, because as soon as you have a contraction it is totally time to push and then you push a few times (after saying, “I can’t do it!” and the stranger telling you, “Yes, you can!”) and the baby comes out, looking about 15 pounds and three months old but who cares!

Post # 4
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper

How about after the baby is born your stomach magically returns to how it looked pre-baby. No freaking way.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’ve always rolled my eyes at the hollywood version of going into labor where first time moms have their water GUSH OUT and they are all of a sudden in intense labor GET ME TO THE HOSPITAL NOWWWW. Uh, most women dont’ even have their water break as a first sign of labor and even if they do, contractions don’t pick up like that right away…

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I agree with many of these things listed!

  Another one I see is that women always get the strangest combination cravings and send their husbands out to get food at any time of the day. I had cravings, but they never hit with the intensity that is shown on TV. They were also for things like snow cones, not pickles and peanut butter.

  I also remember watching Father of the Bride 2. Near the end of the wife and the daughter’s pregnancies, there was a voice over that said that they each weighed something like 128 lbs and 132 lbs, respectively (somewhere around those numbers). I call shenanigans on that.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@keepsmiling19:  OMG, I had the exact same response the last time I watched that movie!  Like “Bullcrap – what were they, 90-100lbs pre-pregnancy?”  Not buying it.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

They don’t put on weight anywhere except their stomach. EDIT: Just realised the last 2 posters sort of said the same thing 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@geeky_bee:  I hope Im not repeating..

 

I don’t have a baby, but my best friend just had a baby. I remember her calling me, and saying “My water broke!” and I was like “Whoa, shouldn’t you be on your way to the hospital???” and she told me that  what you see in the movies where the water breaks and everyone rushes to the hospital and the baby is born 15 minutes later is not usually how it happens!

I don’t know anything about babies and childbirth, so I was like… reallly?? 

Needless to say her baby was born two days later!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

All of these myths actually describe my pregnancy! However, my water didn’t break to indicate labor – I was home alone when labor started and got the “Honey, this is it!” moment on the phone when I called him at work.

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The labor scenes in movies totally traumatized me!

its all very intense and fast paced and tons of doctors and the woman

screaming and just so chaotic!

Im sure for the sake of the pace of the movie they won’t put a calm staff

giving an epidural but I do find it funny that birth scenes in movies are always

 dramatic and over the top.

 

 

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

That women wear high heels and cute dresses throughout pregnancy. I don’t know about all of you, but I was in flats and stretchy pants at about 8 weeks…granted I had twins, but still!

My pregnancy was much more like Elizabeth Banks’ character in What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The farting, the sleeplessness, the acne, the cankles, the hormones. It’s really not pretty 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@btothez:  Lol, I had one pair of Dr. Scholl’s mocassins to wear for the last 2 months of my prenancy. I couldn’t squeeze my feet into anything else, even extra wide shoes.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

can we all take a second to PRAY that we’ll all look as bright-eyed & bushy-tailed after just pushing a human out from between our legs?

how is it that they’re NEVER sweaty/ hair a mess/ etc….?? lucky beotches 😉

… except maybe Knocked Up.. but Katherine Heigel still looked pretty damn good despite how “angry” they made her look!

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