A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Most of the show's focus is on the materialistic desires and unrealistic expectations some of Manhattan's wealthy mothers have about having a baby and being a parent. It paints a stereotypically negative picture of wealthy people in general.
Positive Role Models
Many of the parents featured appear narcissistic and don't seem to be prioritizing the needs of their babies over their personal interests and fashion aesthetics.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual intimacy and sexual acts are discussed. Infertility is also a theme throughout the program. Brief glimpses of dildos and discussion of masturbation in at least one episode. A client poses nude on a horse for a portrait; no nudity shown, but the the sides of her thighs are visible.
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Words like "bitch" are audible; curses like "f--k" are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Rosie Pope's boutiques and services are prominently featured. Blackberrys and Apple computers are visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol (champagne, cocktails) served at parties; it is not clear if the beverages consumed by expectant mothers at these functions are alcoholic.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality series -- which features maternity concierge Rosie Pope helping wealthy pregnant mothers prepare for parenthood -- isn't geared toward kids or teens at all. Much of the show's focus is on material wealth and consumerism rather than the unborn child's well-being. Some iffy language pops up ("hell," "bitch"; stronger words bleeped). Issues like intimacy and infertility are also discussed.
Is It Any Good?
The series offers a voyeuristic glimpse into the lives of wealthy people who think very highly of themselves, but cannot seem to find the time or the confidence to prepare for their baby's arrival on their own. While Pope offers some perspective about the realities of pregnancy, childbirth, and becoming parents, the real focus of the show is on the expecting parents, many of whose priorities are centered on things like hiring focus groups designed to test potential baby names, and having a nursery without color or baby toys to avoid clashing with their apartment's trendy décor.
The show does highlight some more serious issues, like the impact parenthood will have on a marriage, and Pope's own battle with infertility. But outside of the occasionally serious storyline, the show makes it hard to take these expecting parents seriously. Unfortunately, it also raises questions about the kinds of values these parents will be passing on to their children.
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