Full disclosure? I did not enjoy being pregnant. I was exhausted, uncomfortable, experienced complications, and was in a constant state of worry. To make matters worse, I am super-sensitive when I’m not pregnant. In other words, I had a tendency to cry at otherwise lame commercials or when I found out my local grocery store ran out of my favorite ice cream. So believe me when I say there are some TV shows that are straight-up dangerous to watch when you’re pregnant. Consider yourself fully warned.
For instance, pregnant people absolutely do not want to watch medical shows. Trust me. I guarantee you that if you do, you will spend the rest of the day Googling pregnancy symptoms and worrying about some rare illness or pregnancy complication. The same goes for emotionally-charged dramas. Don't do it. Every single one on air will make you cry when things are sad and when good things finally happen to your favorite characters.
Because I was nauseated during my pregnancy, cooking shows were a seriously bad idea, too. And if I watched something that made me laugh, I was likely to pee my pants. I finally switched the channel to HGTV, which just made me want to redecorate my house before my baby was born. And don't even get me started on shows that feature pregnant characters. It was such a bad idea.
I honestly started to think that nothing was safe to watch while pregnant, especially the following: