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  • 2014-02-24T15:00:00-06:00 on Channel 4
  • 60 mins
  • 10 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.

10 episodes

5x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2014-02-24T15:00:00-06:00 — 60 mins

The fly-on-the-wall documentary returns from a new location, capturing daily life on the maternity ward in Southmead Hospital, Bristol. Midwife Vicki helps her next-door neighbour Louisa through an emotional labour, while Michael risks missing his daughter's birth when he heads home for the evening and his wife Michelle's contractions suddenly kick in. Elsewhere, Georgina is determined that expectant dad Rich will swap his flamboyant lifestyle for something more family friendly after their baby is born.

5x02 Episode 2

  • 2014-03-03T15:00:00-06:00 — 60 mins

First time mum Lucy admits she's afraid of everything from roller coasters to sewing needles, so the thought of giving birth is completely terrifying. She says she's just little and wonders how on earth the baby is going come out. Doting boyfriend Sam has his proposal to Lucy all planned out and the rings are en route from eBay. But despite all the distractions, panic soon sets in. Amy and her naval engineer husband Paul arrive at Southmead Hospital for an induction. But after a quick examination, it becomes clear that Paul is far more squeamish than he expected... Meanwhile, Dianne is understandably concerned about giving birth as the last time she was in labour there were serious complications. This time Dianne and husband John have opted for an elective Caesarian, but nerves begin to get the better of them.