New Show to DVR: 'One Born Every Minute' Is an Honest and Funny Look at Labor

Get ready for some serious bleepage. The new Lifetime TV show One Born Every Minute is a docu-drama filmed entirely inside the maternity ward at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. From the looks of the trailer, the show’s got everything you’d expect: moaning moms, bumbling dads, tiny toes, drama, trauma, emotional turmoil and delivery rooms packed with meddlesome relatives.

As with most reality shows, I can’t help but marvel at the folks who aren’t just willing but eager to step up and claim their 15 minutes of fame. You really want the entire world looking on as you struggle to push a metaphorical watermelon through the eye of your literal lady parts, with all of the cursing, sweating, heaving and bellowing that entails? Not me. I admit I said and did plenty of embarrassing things in that delivery room, but at least I will never have to add “let it all be filmed for a reality birthing series” to the list.

Don’t get me wrong: One Born Every Minute promises plenty of feel-good moments and no shortage of laughs -- unlike A Baby Story, this is funny: "Always make sure she’s not hanging out," one pre-labor mom implores of her nurse. “The baby?” the nurse inquires, confused. “My vagina,” mom whispers back.

Already a hit in the UK, One Born Every Minute makes its U.S. debut February 1.

Would you let someone film you giving birth for a reality show? Chime in below!

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