Saturday, August 8, 2015

Witness the Miracle of Childbirth on EVE’s Outrageous Births: Tales from the Crib

Wazzup Pilipinas!

You’ve taken Lamaze classes.

You have bought and read every baby book you can get your hands on.

But how much preparation can you really do? What if your labor does not go as planned?

These are the very questions each episode of EVE’s Outrageous Births: Tales from the Crib explores. Laden with first-person accounts by real mothers and fathers sharing their unbelievable, unexpected birth stories, the show shines the spotlight on the miracle – and randomness - of childbirth.

From a baby that was born during a hurricane to a baby that was actually born twice, each hour-long episode reveals three bizarre, mysterious and sometimes humorous medical stories involving childbirth, labor and delivery. The stories should fascinate locally, where outrageous births make headlines:

During the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda, one good news that spread throughout the world was that of Emily Sagalis, who gave birth to her baby girl inside the destroyed Tacloban Airport. A makeshift medical center was created inside the ravaged airport, and her bed was a piece of plywood that rested amid typhoon debris. She named the baby Bea, after her mother Beatriz, who perished in the storm. She was quoted, “She is my miracle. I had thought I would die with her still inside me when high waves came and took us all away.”

In March of 2014, Janet Miranda had to give birth inside the Quezon City Memorial Circle (QMMC). She is a survivor of Typhoon Yolanda, and migrated to Manila after her husband and child died in Tacloban. Out of kindness, they were taken in by the vendors and was unfortunately alone at the time that her water broke and with it came her baby. Both mother and baby are healthy after delivery.

And in November of 2014, just as Typhoon Ruby was ravaging Lawaan, Eastern Samar, then 23-year-old Marilyn Ramonolos gave birth to her baby girl inside an evacuation center with the help of a doctor in Metro Manila. The town mayor phoned the NDRRMC to ask for help, and the bureau sought the help of Dr. Ted Esguerra. With the help of nurses and a midwife, they were able to give birth as Dr. Esguerra gave instructions over the phone.

Catch amazing childbirth stories from around the world in OUTRAGEOUS BIRTHS: TALES FROM THE CRIB premiering August 10, airing Mondays at 8:10PM on EVE.

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