Season 4 episode 6 of “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” tells the story of Brandon and Meredith Burcham, a heartbroken couple who had the surprise of a lifetime 7 months after doctors told them Meredith had suffered a miscarriage. Their daughter Ava was born still completely enclosed in the amniotic sac.
While the story was true, the actors recreating the scene went a little too far over the top. Brandon was not pleased with the sensationalism forced into the re-enactment by the producers of the shock show. In a comment to the video he said,
Everyone is fine and happy. Ava is a smart beautiful, talented 6 1/2 year old staring 1st grade. She loves gymnastics and ballet class and has a great smile all the time.
The baby never touched the floor. She was born into my arms while her mom was in our guest bedroom, and I did call the police about just before it happened. This was 16 hours of footage cut into 20 minutes and the producer was getting really deep with us to get trying to get us to cry asking what we thought when we thought our baby was dead and many other difficult and personal questions. It was more like an interrogation. It was a horrible recreation that didn’t happen anything like that.”
The video below is taken from the television show “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant.” It features actors recreating the birth of Ava Burcham.