Tyra Banks Show, Insensitive to Infertility

Someone on the nest.com message boards posted a link to this today. The Tyra Banks show is looking for people to appear in a show they are calling “Mom Wannabes.”

Here is a description of what they are looking for:

“Do you know a woman who is obsessed with becoming a mom? Have you seen and heard her struggle for years, felt her unvoiced jealously and seen her desperation first hand? Have you watched silently for too long as she gets her hopes up only to be disappointed and heartbroken when she can’t conceive? Has she tried extreme methods and spent a lot of money to get pregnant with no luck? Do you want to finally tell her she needs to stop the emotional and physical stress on her body and seriously consider adoption or a surrogate alternative? If you know a woman who is obsessed with becoming a mom and getting pregnant, then SUBMIT BELOW.

What a nice and compassionate way of describing the 1 in 6 women/couples struggling with infertility. Desperate, Obsessed, Jealous. The decision to move on to adoption or surrogacy is a very private one that should only be made by a woman and her partner. I don’t know about you, but any friend that thinks she has the right to tell me what, when or how I should feel about my infertility is NO friend of mine.

Why must they take such the low road when approaching this subject when there are thousands of angles to this same subject that could be educational and eye-opening and millions of stories that are heartbreaking and millions that are heartwarming. Instead they choose to look for the trashy drama.

I guess I can’t say I’m surprised, but certainly I am disappointed.

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ariana says:

Yes, its truly unbelievable isn’t it? People will do anything for ratings I guess.

tryingin2007 says:

yikes!! that is hardcore! I find it hard to believe that woman still has a show that people are watching. I’m so out of touch, I guess! I’m too busy reading every pg book I can get my hands on.

It's Lovely says:

Utter a*sholes. (Excuse my ‘french’) From Tyra, to the producers, to the ‘friend’. Jeez! Anything for ratings.

mimi says:

Boycot the Tyra Show…I cant belive it survived this long anyway.

Shawna says:

Great post!!! Pathetic to say the least!

Best of luck with your pregnancy.

lsaspacey says:

Don’t forget they also want to ambush this woman in front of a live audience! What a great friend indeed!