I am not sure how many of you saw this piece, saw any reactions from Youtube after this piece aired, or you are totally in the dark about this….either way, here is my opinion.
*Click here to view the segment that aired on ABC News*
It’s the media first of all….they edit out what they want and leave in what they want. Yes I agree that at the end of the segment where rude and could have left out some comments, but we live in America and they have the right to say what they did. I am not defending what they said – I am defending their right to say that.
I follow a few TTCers on Youtube and many of them were upset about this piece and I wasn’t really sure why. (This part may be due to the fact that I am not TTC or pregnant and putting it on Youtube.) The ladies that were upset about this segment were taking it very personally and very upset. They were all defending why they share the information they do on YT. I didn’t feel it was necessary to get all worked out about it because the piece wasn’t even about TTCers….it was about people posting their videos of them taking a pregnancy test.
As most of the ladies that responded to this segment said about the ‘live’ pregnancy test….Youtube doesn’t have that option for their users. I don’t think any of these women who posted a pregnancy test posted it before telling at least their husbands but if they did…why is that any of our business!? Who they choose to tell and when is completely up to them. I don’t think we need to be criticizing how or when these ladies share such exciting news. I see no reason why women can’t share this exciting news & with whoever they please. Getting pregnant is an exciting time & even more so when you have been struggling for months and or years to get those 2 lines. Plus, not sure if anyone is aware of this part or not but, YOU DON’T HAVE TO WATCH IT! You can always go back to the main page on YT and not watch a video if you choose not too.
Also, some of the ladies where saying that they should have chosen someone other than Lucy (the women who was featured in this segment). I have been following Lucy and her family on YT for months now and I enjoy watching her and hearing her updates. Not everyone is a fan of her but not every has to be. Lucy gets a ton of traffic and has many subscribers to her channel. With that being said, the producers will choose someone with those high numbers. I don’t think it would have mattered who they chose because someone would have thought they should have picked someone else to interview. It was the shows choice who they picked and oh well, like it or not Lucy is who they picked.
The name “WombTube” also offended some of the ladies. I don’t see how that is offending or anything negative, but then again I am not TTC or pregnant and posting it on YT. I think it’s a cute name that goes along with what these kinds of videos are about.
All in all (my opinion), don’t get so upset about this piece….it was for entertainment purposes and that’s it. Yes it would have been nice if they would have told the stories of the women who struggle with fertility and shared their world too. Who’s to say they aren’t working on a piece like that right now!? And no matter what you say to any shows producers….they will pick and choose what parts are taken out and left in…that part isn’t up to us. I think that people get offend over the littlest things….stop getting so offended and taking everything so personally. There are always going to people who make fun of you, say something you don’t agree with, and so on. But it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or just let it roll off your shoulders.
Lastly, I just want to say that all of you TTCers & pregnant moms sharing your business on YT…keep doing it! Because all that information you share just isn’t for you, it’s for all those women out there that can relate to you. The struggles and success we go through aren’t just for us…..they are for sharing so we can help others. If someone doesn’t like what you are doing\saying, oh well, they can move on. You all are great women and I love hearing about your stories…..good, bad, and ugly. Keep your head up and don’t let a little morning show put a damper on your journey!