Monday, August 4, 2014

Movies Lie

So I made a short announcement earlier that I've got a Tiny here (yes, that's my usual nickname for her).  I'd just like to say that there are a lot of things movies lie about regarding pregnancy and I'm just going to mention a few.

1. Oh no, my water broke!
Yeah, that's how it happened for me. So why is this a lie? 2 reasons.  First off, I'd say 60% of pregnant people on TV start their labor with their water breaking.  It's really less than 1/4 of people, probably less, whose water breaks before labor starts.  Second, the baby's there, like, 5 minutes later.  Trust me, no.  Oh, no, no, nonono.  So my water broke at 7 in the morning and then I was on pertussis (which induces labor) all. day. All day.  Seriously, she was born at about 12:55 in the middle of the night.  And that's with them giving me as much meds as they felt was safe.  So don't trust movies about water breaking.

2. Babies are born on time.
If there's a movie with a pregnant lady, you know that baby's comin' out right at the moment of highest dramatic tension.  i.e., on its due date.  And we all know that a due date is basically just a best-guess scenario.  (Yeah, this point is a bit of a stretch, but you know it's true.)

3. "Oh, the baby's coming!"
If the woman hasn't said this roughly 20 times before in the movie, she either had better have kids already or else she really doesn't know what's going on or when the kid is coming.  First time around, you have no clue.

There are a lot more and I could be more eloquent, but I'm just going to leave it there for now.  Feel free to add in movie myths you know of.

1 comment:

  1. Media lie: Every pregnant woman looks totally pregnant. For the first 20ish weeks only people who know me well could tell.