Born in the Wild

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  • TV-14
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 8.2  (31)

Born in the Wild was a docu-series that premiered on Lifetime in 2014. The show featured Dr. Mark Evans, a veterinarian and wildlife expert, and Dr. Joy Reidenberg, a comparative anatomist, as they explored how different animals give birth in the wild. The show was hosted by Kiti, a stay-at-home mom and former Miss South Pacific.

The premise of the show was to showcase the natural birthing processes of various animals, including elephants, giraffes, and sharks, among others. The team traveled to different locations around the world to witness these events firsthand and explain the science behind them.

One of the most interesting aspects of the show was its focus on the unique challenges each species faced during the birthing process. For example, when filming elephants, the team had to navigate the dangers of being near a mother giving birth, as well as the potential aggression of other elephants in the area.

The show also featured some unique perspectives on birth. For example, Dr. Reidenberg explored how the mechanics of birthing in animals can inform our understanding of human birth. She examined the similarities and differences between the pelvic structures of various species and how that affects the birthing process.

Another aspect of the show was its emphasis on conservation. The team highlighted the importance of protecting these animals and preserving their habitats. In addition, they explored how factors such as climate change can impact the birthing process and the overall health of animal populations.

Throughout the show, Kiti acted as a sort of surrogate for the audience, asking questions and offering insights from her own experiences as a mother. Her role added a personal touch to the show and helped to make it more accessible to a wider audience.

Born in the Wild was not without controversy, however. Critics accused the show of putting the animals in danger and encouraging unsafe behavior around them. The producers defended the show, arguing that they took every precaution to ensure the safety of both the animals and the crew.

Despite the controversial nature of the show, Born in the Wild proved to be popular with audiences. The series was renewed for a second season, but unfortunately, it was ultimately canceled after only six episodes were produced.

Overall, Born in the Wild was a fascinating look at the natural birthing processes of various animals. It offered unique perspectives on the science of birth and the importance of conservation. While it was not without controversy, it managed to captivate audiences with its stunning visuals and informative content.

Born in the Wild is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on March 3, 2015.

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Tennessee: Birthing Amish
6. Tennessee: Birthing Amish
April 16, 2015
Rebecca and David prepare for an outdoor birth in the midst of a winter cold snap in rural Tennessee. They grew up Amish and David is a capable craftsman. But when Rebecca goes into labor before they're ready, will they be able to scramble and adapt? Or will their dream of an outdoor birth end up beyond their reach?
North Dakota: Snow Baby
5. North Dakota: Snow Baby
April 9, 2015
Hailee and Evan prepare to have their baby outdoors in the dead of winter, just 60 miles south of the Canadian border. This time of year, temperatures can reach zero degrees or below, but they have a solid birthplan and are determined to make their dream of an outdoor birth a reality. But when a storm moves into the area, the stakes are ratcheted up.
Georgia: Labor Intensive
4. Georgia: Labor Intensive
March 26, 2015
Phallin and Levi are excited to welcome their fifth child, a daughter and is planning to have this child at an out-of-season blueberry farm. Their birth plan includes a midwife and a doula, but can any team stick to their plan in the wild?
Arizona: Baby Makes Nine
3. Arizona: Baby Makes Nine
March 19, 2015
Amy and Jeff are expecting a new baby boy, and they plan to deliver him in the great outdoors of Southern Arizona. This is going to be their ninth child, and they're bringing the whole brood along on the adventure.
Utah: The Best Laid Plans
2. Utah: The Best Laid Plans
March 10, 2015
Lance and Linda are a typical American couple living in a tidy suburb in Utah. They have two daughters with a third on the way, and the due date is right around the corner.
Alaska: Remote and Unassisted
1. Alaska: Remote and Unassisted
March 3, 2015
In the series premiere, a couple plan to have an outdoor birth, hoping it will be without complication because the nearest hospital is one hundred and fifty miles away.
Where to Watch Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild is available for streaming on the Lifetime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Born in the Wild on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 3, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (31)