Series 2 Episode 6
First Broadcast: 9PM Mon 11 November 2013

This episode focusses on babies - from births to over-protective parents and from very poorly children to those facing neglect and abuse.

Most expectant mothers make it to hospital, but for those who can't the ambulance service is there to help. The programme features call handlers talking worried partners through what to do while ambulance crews race to help deliver the baby.

When the medics leave it's up to the parents to look after their bundles of joy, but some parents over-react and call 999 at the first sign of a cough or a bump to the head - there's been a 42% increase in parents seeking emergency medical help for routine childhood complaints in the last ten years.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, reports of child neglect have risen 30% in the last year and it's often paramedics who are first to step in.

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An intimate and frank look at modern Britain through the eyes of the emergency services on the front line

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Wed 3 Sep11PM Channel 4

  • Glenn Radford

    Glenn Radford, age 34, Paramedic at Beechdale station, Nottinghamshire

  • Jess Kyle

    Jess Kyle, QSAP (Qualified Student Ambulance Paramedic)