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PopStuff Show Notes: Episode 135: TV Pregnancy: Why so stupid?

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In case you’re in the dark on this: Pregnancies as shown on scripted TV are pretty dumb. They just don’t play out the way they do in real life … pretty much all the time. And a few recent episodes led me to need to talk about that a lot.

My research:

  • Morris, Theresa. “Media Representations of Pregnancy and Childbirth: An Analysis of Reality Television Programs in the United States.” Birth: Issues in Prenatal Care. June 2010.
  • Tropp, Laura. “‘‘Faking a Sonogram’’: Representations of Motherhood on Sex and the City.” The Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 39, No. 5, 2006
  • Young, Diony, “Childbirth Education, the Internet, and Reality Television: Challenges Ahead.” Birth: Issues in Prenatal Care. June 2010.

Holly’s research:

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