Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Private Practice


O.K. so I love the series Private Practice.  I love that the writing is smart and the acting is good.  And I like that one of the doctors is a fertility specialist.  

That being said.....I hated the season premier.  I hated the storyline about a couple who used PGD to select a genetic match for their sickly 7 year old son.  The baby is 6 months in utero and healthy.  But because the son is feared to die soon, the parents want the unborn baby delivered so they could used the cord blood to save the son.    When the main character decides that she will not deliver the baby early in order to give her a chance at life, the mother breaks her own water with a knitting needle.  

It just broke my heart.  I mean, I know it is just TV and they have to make it dramatic.  But this just hit a wrong nerve with me.  Especially in light of this retarded article.  I don't want people thinking that  reproductive technology is used for people who want "designer babies" or selfish career women who waited too long.  Or people who want to create a child just to use their cord blood.  Uh.  

6 comments:

Just Me said...

I didn't watch it... but I heard about it... and that article... YEAH...

Sweet Georgia said...

I watched it. The part where Naomi was fertilizing an egg was pretty funny. As if the RE is the person doing that! Anyway, I wasn't impressed with that story line either. And that article, well, all I can say is wow. I'd be happy with a healthy baby, any eye colour, any sex, doesn't have to be a genius.

Ariella said...

Hubby and I watched that and he commented on how much further along she was than me. He was shocked to find out the pg lady is in the same week of pg as me. He kept saying "but it is too soon" and "how can they deliver now?" My answer was and still is that I don't understand what that mother is thinking.

The article you linked to I had read and all I could thinks was, "this is so far from the truth, no wonder people have all kinds of misconceptions about IVF and egg donation. Stupid writer did a great job of showing only one small facet of IVF and IF"

alicia said...

how didn't watch this one, but wow what a story. crazy what writters think about.

WiseGuy said...

Ah! Private Practice...It is on in India...but is not such a hit! Thanks for stopping by my blog...

The Johnson's said...

I didn't like the episode either. My H and I held hands and I cried when that poor little girl was born.

Sometimes story lines are just so far fetched that you can't help but roll your eyes.

UGH!!