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[05/01/12 - 09:04 AM]
"Obese & Expecting" and "Birth Moms" Deliver on TLC Thursday, May 17
The cable channel "is heading into the delivery room with two hour-long specials about challenging pregnancies."

[via press release from TLC]

TLC IS EXPECTING THIS MAY

-- OBESE & EXPECTING and BIRTH MOMS Deliver On TLC Thursday, May 17-

(New York, NY) TLC is heading into the delivery room with two hour-long specials about challenging pregnancies on Thursday, May 17 beginning at 9 PM ET/PT. From an inside look into the agonizing decision to put your child up for adoption on BIRTH MOMS to the health issues behind being pregnant and morbidly obese on OBESE & EXPECTING, TLC offers a fly-on-the-wall look into this group of expecting mothers facing unique hardships with one thing in common - a baby on the way.

OBESE & EXPECTING Premieres May 17 at 9 PM ET/PT

Maria, Alissa, Denise, and Jeanette are four moms-to-be with a common problem: morbid obesity. This hour-long special dives deep into their pregnancy struggles and hopes of delivering healthy babies. These women challenge the odds of obese pregnancies, as they become mothers, no matter their size or complications. Through major health crises, excessive weight gain and relationship drama, these moms-to-be share it all on OBESE & EXPECTING.

BIRTH MOMS Premieres Thursday, May 17 at 10 PM ET/PT

BIRTH MOMS is an up close and unbelievably personal look into the agonizing dilemma that begins with an unwanted pregnancy - should I give my baby up? This one-hour special focuses on the lives of three pregnant young women living at an adoption center in Utah while struggling with the decision about whether or not to put their babies up for adoption. Tensions run high as this diverse group of women from around the country interact with each other during this tumultuous time. Follow these troubled mothers-to-be on their journey to childbirth while witnessing face-to-face meetings with prospective adoptive parents who desperately want a child and the gut wrenching moment when each birth mom must finally decide if they will give their baby up for adoption.

BIRTH MOMS is produced by Gigantic Productions for TLC. OBESE & EXPECTING is produced by Off the Fence for TLC.

About TLC

TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network in key female demos, TLC has built successful franchises around the Cake Boss and Say Yes to the Dress brands. In 2011, TLC had 28 series averaging 1.0 million P2+ viewers or more including Sister Wives, My Strange Addiction, Extreme Couponing, Toddlers & Tiaras, 19 Kids and Counting, What Not To Wear and Long Island Medium.

TLC is available in more than 99 million homes in the US and 228 million households in nearly 170 markets internationally. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites, exclusive video content, and original editorial covering style, home, food, and more. Fans can also interact with TLC via On Demand services, on mobile platforms, including an iPhone App, and through social media such as Facebook or @TLC on Twitter. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA,DISCB, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 210 countries and territories.





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