Total Number of Clips: 1 Cumulative Est. Audience: 6,936,817 Cumulative Est. Publicity Value: $8,764,406 (Sum of Clip Totals)
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NBC 2011-04-15 12:09:00 UTC
NBC 2011-04-15 12:09:00 UTC
NBC 2011-04-15 12:09:00 UTC
NBC 2011-04-15 12:09:00 UTC
NBC 2011-04-15 12:09:00 UTC
NBC 2011-04-15 12:09:00 UTC
NBC 2011-04-15 12:09:00 UTC
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NBC (NBC)National Programming, DMA: 0
Apr 15 2011 8:09AM EDT
Programming Type: Talk News
Est. Households/Views: 6936817
Est. Publicity Value: $626029 (30 Seconds) $8764406 (Total)
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[ male announcer ] only walmart has low prices every day on everything you need. backed by our ad match guarantee. save money. live better. walmart. >>> we are backt 8:09. getting pregnant is one of the biggest moments in any couple's life. we used to share the news with family and close friends but now new moms are bombarding facebook and twitter with everything from test results to cravings. it has people asking if they are revealing maybe a little too much. what used to be a private moment has become a public celebration. women finding out they are pregnant. this is just one of thousands of videos on youtube, all part of a phenomenon that online magazine slate dubbed wombtube. it starts with expectant moms sharing positive pregnancy tests with everyone. >> it says that ma's fwon that have a baby! >> oh, my goodness. are you serious? >> we live in a culre of instant gratification. if you're happy about the positive test you want everybody to be happy with you. >> reporter: two decades ago demi moore was on vanity fair. christina aguilera and britney spears followed suit. but now pregnancy posts hit social media. maria carey recently showed her decorated baby bump and tori tweeted, dean and i are pregnant! >> there is a tiny line there. >> reporter: with many women it doesn't stop there. jennifer borget blogged about her pregnancy from discovering the sex down to her swollen ankles. >> i started my blog a while before i became pregnant. i documented my pregnancy every week and posted videos about what i was experiencing and cravings i was having. >> reporter: are proud pregnant mas oversharing? >> the good news aut putting information on the internet, sharing your story is that it does demystify things for your friends, your family and for other women going through a similar situation. it's nothing to be ashamed of. on the other hand, you can take it too far. >> when i started this it was about writing, having an outlet to share what i'm going through. it's a fun way to look back and show my daughter, you know, this is what i was experiencing when i was pregnant with you. it's something she can have and remember forever. >> jill peach posted her results on youtube. catherine bergdorf is a reproductive psychiatrist at cornell medical center. good morning. >> good morning. >> jill, you took a video where you are prepping, first drinking water. you go off camera, come back with the test result that showed you were pregnant. >> yes. >> why did you decide to do it? >> i suspected i was pregnant and i wanted to start the camera rolling in case the results were positive. went back, took the test and i held up the test and it was positive. you can see my joy and reaction to finding out the news. >> it's one thing to share the video with your husband or friends or family, but you did post it on youtube. did you have hesitation knowing that a lot of people you don't know would take a look at it? >> no hesitation at all. i think it's something to be celebrated. my husband and i are pro life. we begin life begins at conception and we wanted to celebrate publically with everyone at the conception and life of our unborn son. we wanted to have people share in the joy with us. >> you continued to share through facebook with photographs through the entire pregnancy. >> yeah. >> let me ask you, do you see a problem with this? >> i think there is a potential downside. you may get comments. you may have gotten things that were negative that can make you feel bad. >> at a time when you are emotional to begin with. >> vulnerable. this is exciting news and you want to scream from the rooftop. now with social media you can. it wasn't always true. >> we actually posted a survey on todaymoms.com. this is interesting. 63% of people felt some moments like this should be kept private. i was surprised at the number of people that felt that way. >> everyone is entitled to their opinion. if they are not interested in seeing it, they shouldn't watch or they can delete it. but it's a nice opportunity for people to share and build community. i think it's validating when you're pregnant. it's all about the pregnancy. you love talking with other people who are pregnant, hearing their stories and sharing. it's very affirming. >> did you get comments from people alo the way that helped you through the pregnancy? >> everyone was overwhelmingly positive. there were a few negative messages i received. just, you know, people asking random questions about the video and stuff, but everybody was positive. as i documented my pregnancy through facebook with photographs and such, i had a big community of mothers who had already gone through it and were able to give me advice and encouragement along the way. >> there is something positive about that. when i was pregnant we didn't have all the social media but people were already coming up, touching your belly. >> it puts you in control of the information. on the other hand, it's out there forever. you can't take it back. i think you have to be thoughtful as you're posting, thinking about what you are putting out there because there is no turning back. >> and there are times where pregnancy doesn't work out and you may be posting images and things take a turn for the worse. >> right. then you may not want to talk about it and you're out there and you have created a fan base and you're feeling upset. that can be hard. >> you gave birth to a little boy. >> mm-hmm. >> 15 months today. >> today. >> is this something you want to share with him? >> absolutely. i wanted him to know i was excited for his birth and his life with us. wanted to document it along the way. i even documented my birth. >> was that on youtube, too? >> it's private youtube video. >> that's where you draw your line then. >> yeah. >> it's an interesting discussion for sure. it's pretty controversial. thank you very much. up next, from facelifts to lipo, why are men opting for plastic surgery? we'll get into that after this.
Total Number of Clips: 1 Cumulative Est. Audience: 6,936,817 Cumulative Est. Publicity Value: $8,764,406 (Sum of Clip Totals)

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