When it comes to reality TV, it seems there is a show for every outrageous and crazy scenario you can think of.
Bravo, the network that brought you the Housewives franchise now delivers
“Pregnant in Heels,” is a docu-drama that follows maternity, fashion and pregnancy specialist Rosie Pope as she helps mom’s to be prepare for their little one’s arrival.
Pope, who is teaming up with Pampers to launch their new limited designer diapers for spring spoke to Examiner about the craziness of her job.
Examiner: You got to co-create a new line of Pampers?
Rosie Pope: It is very, very cool. It has been a great match and very reflective of my new collection.
Examiner: On your show “Pregnant in Heels,” you help women prepare for their big delivery?
RP: That’s right.
Examiner: Have you had some nightmare experiences?
RP: Yes (laughs). It is like a wedding. It is a very intense time being pregnant. People want to be prepared and have the very best. There is however a ticking clock because you know you have a deadline of when the baby is going to come. So yes, there is a lot of stress to make it to the finish line.
Examiner: Have you ever been pushed too far where you want to quit?
RP: What I am particular about, is if I feel that the parent is preparing for them and not the child that rubs me the wrong way and I will leave them.
Examiner: What do most women demand?
RP: They want someone to take care of the nursery, all of the gear they will need and their baby shower.
Examiner: What was the most shocking encounter you had?
RP: I had one client that wanted me to design a custom made couture silk gown for the delivery room. That was pretty wild.
Examiner: You hail from London. So how do pregnant women here compare to pregnant women over there?
RP: People in England are starting to trend to what American women are doing. But as of now they are a little less celebratory in terms of the baby’s arrival. Plus, the baby shower and baby gear are not as crazy as what American buy.
Examiner: Were you ever with a client when she went into labor?
RP: Oh yes. I actually went with all 16-women to the hospital.
Examiner: What will people see on your show?
RP: You will see me with 16-clients during the last few weeks of their pregnancy and everyone has a different request that needs to get done. But of course, there is a deeper issue of something they really need extra help with and that is a huge focus of the program.
Examiner: What do we learn about you?
RP: There is my personal story of trying to get pregnant. You will see how I was dealing with that and my work at the same time.
Examiner: It was difficult for you to get pregnant?
RP: Yes. I have a 12-week and a 2 ½-year-old. My 12-week old was the baby I had trouble getting pregnant with. On the show you will see me going for IVF and experiencing a miscarriage.
Examiner: Why put something so personal out there?
RP: I wanted to do it because I think it is not talked about enough and so many women go through this difficult experience. I don’t think there are enough people lending a helping hand and giving advice and that is where I come in. For me, it makes me really appreciate what I do and my role as a mom. Having gone though infertility, I am determined to make other women realize how precious the gift of having a baby is.
Examiner: Have you ever had a mom moment where you just lost it?
RP: (laughs) probably daily. It is hard to do everything. It really is. There are moments where I just want to shut the door and take a shower. To me that is my reward. To shut the door, hide in the bathroom and take a shower.
Examiner: So why do a reality show when your life is so busy?
RP: There was nothing out there that focused on maternity and pregnancy. Although there was “Jon and Kate Plus 8” and “Octo-Mom,” there were no real family experiences. I want people to see real families and ones that can be good role models.