Pregnancy isn't always easy. Some folks have to battle infertility, while others experience miscarriages, or other losses via prematurity or stillbirth or SIDS. Parents-to-be might have endured different traumas prior to their pregnancy that make the experience more complicated. Whatever the case, if your pregnancy is difficult you’ll need to find ways to get through. One of my major outlets during my high-risk pregnancy was TV. I watched so much that I even have a list of TV shows that got me through a difficult pregnancy.
At first, I considered going with my usual binges, like the always-worthwhile Grey’s Anatomy. However, when you’re dealing with a complicated pregnancy, the last thing you need is to watch a hospital show where folks are frequently cut up, and people die, and emotions are always running wild. Suffice to say, my go-to show triggered a tailspin of emotions. I also considered about watching Call the Midwife, since I though maybe it could potentially prepare me for childbirth (even in some small way). But I believe within the first episode or two, someone ends up having a very difficult birth and I’ve been completely put off by the show ever since.
In other words, when seeking refuge from Netflix or the like, you have to carefully consider your options. So what shows did I end up watching, and which ones helped through this difficult time? Here's a "starter list," of sorts, to get you started: