'Life And Birth' Airs On BBC This Week And 'One Born Every Minute' Fans Will Love It
There's a new show coming to BBC this week and if you're addicted to One Born Every Minute, we recommend tuning in.
Narrated by Suranne Jones, the series is all about babies and childbirth and is set at maternity wards at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Birmingham Women's Hospital - all based in Birmingham.
There are six episodes to get stuck into, with cameras following families while they attend antenatal classes as well as during birth, in the delivery suites and operating theatres.
One episode follows 33-year-old Channelle, who is expecting her first child. Channelle, a former DJ, is determined to have an intervention free birth but as her baby is increasingly overdue, doctors make the decision to induce her.
"A lot of people do try to make out like pregnancy is full of rainbows and magic. It's not this big bubble of glitter that everybody makes out," Ashleigh explains.
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"But you are over the moon and happy when you are handed that baby at the end. That's the part that makes everything worth it."
Meanwhile, one new mum Jodie, sees her little one arrive two months early, while Jenna - whose baby has a rare heart condition - is helped by doctors on the antenatal ward.
From early scans, to pre-term complications, life-saving surgery and specialist care for women who have sadly lost a pregnancy, the programme will capture the reality of life inside all areas of the maternity unit.
Beyond the labour ward, the series will also tell the stories of those working within the NHS, who are key to delivering healthy babies and providing ongoing maternity care. *And* it's from the makers of BAFTA award-winning BBC show Ambulance.
You'll be able to catch the first episode on Thursday 23rd April on BBC One and it'll also be available on iPlayer.
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