The reality of childbirth is laid bare in this new documentary series following expectant parents hoping for the perfect birth at The Royal Preston Hospital’s award-winning Maternity Unit.
S1 E1: Episode 1
After suffering from post-natal depression following the birth of her first child, second time around Ashleigh plans a water birth. Katie’s birth plan unravels as her labour turns into a category one emergency.
S1 E2: Episode 2
To deliver her baby safely Rachael undergoes one of the most complex caesarean sections the hospital has ever undertaken. First time mum Steph’s dream of a water birth falls short when her birth turns into an emergency instrumental delivery.
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S1 E3: Episode 3
One mum’s birth plan runs like clockwork, whilst another’s turns into a medical emergency and we meet baby Sofia, one of the hospital’s tiniest patients.
S1 E4: Episode 4
First time mum Jun suffers major complications after a very fast birth and we visit the NICU unit to meet some of the hospital’s tiniest patients.
S1 E5: Episode 5
Overdue Kate struggles to have her labour induced and her water birth plan unravels into an emergency. Mum of two Vicky wants to give birth in the pool, side by side with her partner.
S1 E6: Episode 6
Three mothers give birth in this final episode. We watch pain, heartache and joy unravel, welcoming their babies into the world.