TLC Premieres 'Obese & Expecting' and 'Birth Moms' on Thursday May 17

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May 1st, 2012

via press release:


-- OBESE & EXPECTING and BIRTH MOMS Deliver On TLC Thursday, May 17—

(New York, NY) TLC is heading into the delivery room with two hour-long specials about challenging pregnancies on Thursday, May 17 beginning at 9 PM ET/PT. From an inside look into the agonizing decision to put your child up for adoption on BIRTH MOMS to the health issues behind being pregnant and morbidly obese on OBESE & EXPECTING, TLC offers a fly-on-the-wall look into this group of expecting mothers facing unique hardships with one thing in common – a baby on the way.

OBESE & EXPECTING Premieres May 17 at 9 PM ET/PT
Maria, Alissa, Denise, and Jeanette are four moms-to-be with a common problem: morbid obesity. This hour-long special dives deep into their pregnancy struggles and hopes of delivering healthy babies. These women challenge the odds of obese pregnancies, as they become mothers, no matter their size or complications. Through major health crises, excessive weight gain and relationship drama, these moms-to-be share it all on OBESE & EXPECTING.

BIRTH MOMS Premieres Thursday, May 17 at 10 PM ET/PT
BIRTH MOMS is an up close and unbelievably personal look into the agonizing dilemma that begins with an unwanted pregnancy – should I give my baby up? This one-hour special focuses on the lives of three pregnant young women living at an adoption center in Utah while struggling with the decision about whether or not to put their babies up for adoption. Tensions run high as this diverse group of women from around the country interact with each other during this tumultuous time. Follow these troubled mothers-to-be on their journey to childbirth while witnessing face-to-face meetings with prospective adoptive parents who desperately want a child and the gut wrenching moment when each birth mom must finally decide if they will give their baby up for adoption.

BIRTH MOMS is produced by Gigantic Productions for TLC. OBESE & EXPECTING is produced by Off the Fence for TLC.

  • Cody

    Here lies western civilization Rest in peace

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  • Bob

    Really????? When we can’t drop any lower in society, they come up with this. Good Lord. The sadness of having millions of tv channels.

  • Freddy Arrow

    These sound absolutely horrible to me, too, but hey, different strokes for different folks. This is why its great that there are so many channels.

  • Aok

    What is it we are learning besides there are a lot of disturbed people out there?

  • BTDT

    What makes these birth mothers “troubled”? Just because a woman has an unplanned/unwanted pregnancy doesn’t, in and of itself, make them “troubled? Additionally, why pick a place in Utah? If you want “troubled”, then you picked the right state. They have a poor reputation for following adoption laws, especially with regard to birthfather rights.

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