An intimate look inside the Birth Unit at Sydney's Westmead Hospital, following the journeys of expectant mothers and their families.
In the busy birth unit at Westmead hospital, 60 high tech cameras, rolling 24/7, capturing every life changing moment of the miracle of birth.
For the midwives and doctors who staff the busy birth unit at Sydney’s Westmead hospital, every day brings new challenges. Birth is unpredictable and things do not always go to plan – especially when high risk cases walk in through the door.
In episode 3, we delve deep into three couples’ relationships, and how they are changed by their very different pregnancy journeys.
In episode four we return to Westmead’s birth unit to experience one of the rarest kinds of birth and we meet three new couples.
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In episode five we return to Westmead’s birth unit, to meet 3 new couples as their lives and families change forever.
This episode examines the different types of support a mother can receive during labour.
A tense preemie baby birth; a refugee midwife in labour and the unparalleled excitement of delivering triplets – it’s just another day in the birth unit of Westmead Hospital.
In this episode, Midwife Maria gives us her view of the birth unit as a big family, we see how midwives support each other and the couples during vastly different birthing processes.