Emma Willis Becomes A Midwife In New Programme, Delivering Babies
Emma Willis has been given the chance to live out her 'dream job' as she becomes a midwife for 10 weeks for her latest TV show.
During the TV series, Emma joins the midwifery team at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex doing tea rounds, fulfilling cleaning duties and watching as babies were delivered and cared for by dedicated staff.
The first episode of Emma Willis: Delivering Babies which aired last night on W, saw the mother-of-three become emotional when she watched parents Laura and Antonio welcome their third child in the front room of their family home.
After witnessing the birth, Emma said: "Watching that little baby come out was honestly one of the best things I've seen in my life.
"It is just incredible to see somebody give birth like that in their own home, so calm and focused, and what got me the most full of humour still.
"I am incredibly lucky and this is someone's job this is what people do every single day. I am wasting my time in telly."
Filmed as a fly on the wall documentary, Emma will work four shifts a week, day and night, following her mum's footsteps, as she was a midwife.
As well as experiencing joyful home births, Emma has also spoke about how the series is full of heart-stopping moments, which also led the presenter to faint.
She has already spoke about one particularly difficult moment where she fainted after watching a woman give birth.
The moment made Emma feel like she was reliving the traumatic forceps delivery of one of her own children, which left her unable to sit properly for 12 weeks.
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Emma said: "One minute I was standing in this operating theatre completely transfixed.
"Next thing I knew, I was coming round, having hit the deck, a row of blue hospital Crocs slowing coming into focus.
"I tried to make excuses afterwards, 'Ooh, it's a bit hot in here', but I'm sure it was a deep response to what I'd been through."
Despite spending three months surrounded by babies, Emma has also confirmed that it has not made her broody at all and is quite happy being a family of five.
During the series, viewers will also meet the individual midwives at the hospital.
One of the midwives is Val who is obsessed with royal babies, she also revealed that when she started working as a Maternity Care Assistant, there were roughly 1,500 births a year but that number has now risen to 4,000 births a year.
Val guides Emma through the process of being a maternity care assistant, from cleaning tea and taking blood to making tea and giving back rubs.
Emma Willis: Delivering Babies continues on W on Sundays at 10pm.
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