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  • Channel 4
  • 60 mins
  • 2 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary

Every minute of every day, a baby is born in Britain.

One Born Every Minute celebrates what it really feels like to become a parent, by taking a bustling maternity hospital and filling it with forty cameras.

Filming from the reception desk to the neo-natal ward; from the operating theatre to the birthing pool, this ground-breaking and tender new series observes the dramatic, emotional and often funny moments that go hand in hand with bringing a new life into the world, from the perspective of the soon-to-be parents and family, as well as the hospital staff.

3 episodes

Special 2 Twins and Triplets

  • 2012-09-11T16:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

A brand new baby is a joyous event for every parent but imagine what it's like knowing you're having twins, triplets or even more. Multiple pregnancies are more likely to suffer miscarriage, abnormality and premature birth. There's a real struggle for parents and doctors to successfully bring multiple babies through pregnancy and into the world safely. One Born: Twins and Triplets follows four couples, and the medical staff who care for them, through their multiple pregnancies and births and the unexpected turns that they take. Ana and Paul are thrilled at the prospect of becoming first-time parents to triplets. Their joy turns to worry when, at a routine scan, they are told their pregnancy is high risk and their babies are in danger. Four and a half months into their pregnancy with identical twins, Beth and Shane's longed-for babies are diagnosed with Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. Emergency laser surgery in the womb at King's College Hospital to separate the placenta they are sharing is their only hope of survival. Carolyne and Gordon are both in their forties and desperate for another baby but are dumbfounded to find out that baby number five is actually triplets. Just as Carolyne is about to give birth, a shock awaits. And Sophie and Carlos's twin girls were born prematurely at 28 weeks. Mum and Dad struggle to come to terms with their babies' unexpected arrival while the medical staff battle to get the babies well. What are their chances of survival?

Special 3 Plus Size Mums

  • 2012-09-20T16:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Almost one in five pregnant women in the UK is clinically obese. Obesity during pregnancy puts both mother and baby at greater risk of almost every medical complication in the book. One Born: Plus Size Mums follows three morbidly obese pregnant mothers as they, and the professionals who care for them, do all they can to bring their children safely into the world. But not all runs smoothly. The film follows super-morbidly obese, Lucy, and husband, Barry, who have been trying for seven years to have children.

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