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  • 2015-07-22T21:00:00+01:00 on Channel 4
  • 60 mins
  • 7 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.

7 episodes

8x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2015-07-22T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

The documentary returns to capture life in the maternity unit at Liverpool Women's Hospital. Students Brooke and Tim, both aged 23, who became inseparable when they met in their first term at university, become parents for the first time and have difficulty deciding on a name for their baby, while things don't go according to plan in theatre for 40-year-old Hayley. She is afraid of being separated from her 23-year-old partner Nick, after he became critically ill during the pregnancy as a result of contracting pneumonia and septicaemia. Meanwhile, Tara, aged 36, has chosen her 16-year-old daughter Courtney as her birthing partner.

8x02 Episode 2

  • 2015-07-29T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Childhood sweethearts Alyshea and Maculay worry about the welfare of their premature baby, who was born with lung problems and susceptible to infection and has been carefully monitored at Liverpool Women's Hospital. Samantha and Paul didn't have a chance to enjoy the birth of their first baby due to a complication during delivery, but their nerves are not helped by ending up in the same room on almost the same date. Meanwhile, Kevin and Emma are looking forward to becoming parents, after being forced to postpone their wedding and exotic travels plans.

8x03 Episode 3

  • 2015-08-05T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Rhiannon, who has cystic fibrosis, prepares to risk her life to have a third child, while an unexpected turn of events during labour means Kirsty and her partner, retired soldier Ian, must alter their birth plan. Plus, single mum SammiJo relies on her mum to help her bond with her second baby in a way she couldn't when her first child was born.

8x04 Episode 4

  • 2015-08-12T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

The fly-on-the-wall documentary turns its attention away from Liverpool's mothers-to-be, instead focusing on the roles the various boyfriends, fiances, partners and husbands play in the labour suite. Super-organised Paul, a risk manager by trade, impresses midwives when he plans out every detail of his wife Nadine birthing experience, right down to the music. Meanwhile, young parents-to-be Bobbilee and Frankie, who had only known each other for a month before Bobbi became pregnant, have a much more laissez-faire attitude to labour, one which is put to the ultimate test after 48 hours at the Women's Hospital. Finally, 32-year-old mum Linda faces bringing her baby into the world without the aid of her partner Tony, whose traumatic past experience of hospitals means he won't be accompanying her to theatre.

8x05 Episode 5

  • 2015-08-19T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Three more sets of parents-to-be arrive at Liverpool Women's Hospital to welcome new additions to their families, including 29-year-old Kate and her 32-year-old husband Pete, whose short-term memory was damaged following a hard-fought battle against meningitis and encephalitis 10 years earlier. The pair hope Pete's brain injury will not stop him from being able to recall this memorable moment in the future. Also featured is third-time mother Lisa, whose previous two labours only lasted six and four hours respectively, and former drama school student Hayley, who already has children with her other-half Stephen, and has resolved to appreciate every moment with her family after losing her own mother at an early age.Three more sets of parents-to-be arrive at Liverpool Women's Hospital to welcome new additions to their families, including 29-year-old Kate and her 32-year-old husband Pete, whose short-term memory was damaged following a hard-fought battle against meningitis and encephalitis 10 years earlier. The pair hope Pete's brain injury will not stop him from being able to recall this memorable moment in the future. Also featured is third-time mother Lisa, whose previous two labours only lasted six and four hours respectively, and former drama school student Hayley, who already has children with her other-half Stephen, and has resolved to appreciate every moment with her family after losing her own mother at an early age.

8x06 Episode 6

  • 2015-08-26T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

A mum takes her son's place to welcome a grandchild she's only just found out about, while another emotional mother can't stop laughing during her daughter's labour

8x07 Episode 7

  • 2015-09-02T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

A mummy's boy faces fatherhood. A self-confessed baby machine comes in to have her fifth child. And childhood sweethearts can't wait to take their baby back to their first home of their own.

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