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A ground-breaking look at the drama and emotion of a maternity unit, from the perspective of the parents-to-be and the maternity ward staff

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Tracy is in labour with her fourth child

First shown: Tue 9 Feb 2010 | 47 mins

Series 1 Episode 1

Sam is in labour with her first child and finding the pain unbearable

First shown: Tue 16 Feb 2010 | 48 mins

Series 1 Episode 2

Lisa's baby Jack has been born with his bowel outside his body

First shown: Tue 23 Feb 2010 | 48 mins

Series 1 Episode 3

Kelly is having her fifth baby. Her last one came three minutes after her waters broke.

First shown: Tue 2 Mar 2010 | 49 mins

Series 1 Episode 4

Two young mums-to-be come in to the hospital at the end of unexpected pregnancies

First shown: Tue 9 Mar 2010 | 47 mins

Series 1 Episode 5

Two mothers are about to give birth to their first babies

First shown: Tue 16 Mar 2010 | 48 mins

Series 1 Episode 6

The stories of the babies so premature or poorly they need extra care

First shown: Tue 23 Mar 2010 | 48 mins

Series 1 Episode 7

Steff, 19, goes under general anaesthetic for an emergency caesarean

First shown: Tue 30 Mar 2010 | 47 mins

Series 1 Episode 8

Two sets of expectant parents wait to meet their babies, including teenage sweethearts.

First shown: Mon 10 Jan 2011 | 47 mins

Series 2 Episode 1

Three sets of expectant parents are waiting to meet their babies.

First shown: Mon 17 Jan 2011 | 47 mins

Series 2 Episode 2

Two couples deal with long and difficult labours in different ways.

First shown: Mon 24 Jan 2011 | 47 mins

Series 2 Episode 3

One dad-to-be can't be contacted as his girlfriend's labour progresses.

First shown: Mon 31 Jan 2011 | 47 mins

Series 2 Episode 4

The stakes are high for two older mums on the labour ward.

First shown: Mon 7 Feb 2011 | 47 mins

Series 2 Episode 5

One dad does all he can to support his wife through her carefully planned hypno-birth.

First shown: Mon 14 Feb 2011 | 47 mins

Series 2 Episode 6

Hayley decides laughter is the best medicine and refers to herself as a geriatric mum.

First shown: Mon 21 Feb 2011 | 46 mins

Series 2 Episode 7

The uplifting stories of two brave women, both overcoming their worst fears.

First shown: Mon 28 Feb 2011 | 46 mins

Series 2 Episode 8

An Amber Alert is declared at the Princess Anne Maternity Hospital.

First shown: Mon 7 Mar 2011 | 47 mins

Series 2 Episode 9

Will one petite young mum be able to push out a big baby.

First shown: Mon 14 Mar 2011 | 47 mins

Series 2 Episode 10

This episode is all about family.

First shown: Mon 21 Mar 2011 | 47 mins

Series 2 Episode 11

Extraordinary images of premature babies being delivered by Caesarean.

First shown: Mon 28 Mar 2011 | 47 mins

Series 2 Episode 12

Two fathers desperately want to see their babies born.

First shown: Wed 4 Jan 2012 | 48 mins

Series 3 Episode 1

Two women are approaching the pain of childbirth in very different ways.

First shown: Wed 11 Jan 2012 | 48 mins

Series 3 Episode 2

This episode meets mums who defy convention and arrive at motherhood in individual ways.

First shown: Wed 18 Jan 2012 | 47 mins

Series 3 Episode 3

After endless rounds of IVF, wheelchair user Tricia is looking forward to her first baby.

First shown: Wed 25 Jan 2012 | 47 mins

Series 3 Episode 4

There's a serious emergency on the maternity ward when a baby's shoulders become wedged

First shown: Wed 8 Feb 2012 | 47 mins

Series 3 Episode 6

This episode features unexpected twins and one of the midwives arrives for labour

First shown: Wed 8 Feb 2012 | 47 mins

Series 3 Episode 7

Hopes and fears about delivering babies provide the theme to this episode

First shown: Wed 22 Feb 2012 | 47 mins

Series 3 Episode 8

This episode features two very different approaches to childbirth

First shown: Wed 29 Feb 2012 | 47 mins

Series 3 Episode 9

Three sets of parents show that bonds can be forged in many different circumstances.

First shown: Wed 7 Mar 2012 | 47 mins

Series 3 Episode 10

Mel and James want to prove they can be good parents even though they've had hard lives

First shown: Wed 14 Mar 2012 | 47 mins

Series 3 Episode 11

Two couples who experienced unexpected difficulties arrive at the hospital

First shown: Wed 21 Mar 2012 | 48 mins

Series 3 Episode 12

Myleene Klass opens a new birthing pool.

First shown: Wed 28 Mar 2012 | 48 mins

Series 3 Episode 13

Linda Abbott has been a midwife for 38 years. Aged 60, she's retiring from her post.

First shown: Wed 4 Apr 2012 | 47 mins

Series 3 Episode 14

Stacey is expecting her second child but first with husband Lee

First shown: Wed 2 Jan 2013 | 47 mins

Series 4 Episode 1

Sam's mum is like the Duracell bunny and Claire always wanted her mum to be at the birth

First shown: Wed 9 Jan 2013 | 48 mins

Series 4 Episode 2

Two strong-willed first-time mums give birth at Leeds

First shown: Wed 16 Jan 2013 | 46 mins

Series 4 Episode 3

Two expectant dads from tough upbringings want better lives for their sons

First shown: Wed 23 Jan 2013 | 48 mins

Series 4 Episode 4

Midwife Linda Abbott returns to work at Leeds General a year after retiring

First shown: Wed 30 Jan 2013 | 48 mins

Series 4 Episode 5

There's a nationwide baby boom in September

First shown: Wed 6 Feb 2013 | 47 mins

Series 4 Episode 6

Katie had to tell Jonathan via Facebook that she was pregnant

First shown: Wed 13 Feb 2013 | 47 mins

Series 4 Episode 7

Nina and Laura prove that unplanned pregnancies can happen at very different ages

First shown: Wed 20 Feb 2013 | 47 mins

Series 4 Episode 8

A couple who had their first baby when they were teenagers are expecting their second

First shown: Wed 27 Feb 2013 | 47 mins

Series 4 Episode 9

Leah is having her sixth baby but her partner is in prison and will miss the birth

First shown: Wed 6 Mar 2013 | 47 mins

Series 4 Episode 10

Naomi's pregnancy has turned her relationship with Jason into a stable partnership...

First shown: Wed 13 Mar 2013 | 48 mins

Series 4 Episode 11

A mum who experienced a traumatic birth returns to have a second baby in the same theatre

First shown: Wed 20 Mar 2013 | 47 mins

Series 4 Episode 12

Hayley and Pete's baby has a diaphragmatic hernia: a very rare, life-threatening condition

First shown: Wed 27 Mar 2013 | 46 mins

Series 4 Episode 13

A dad-to-be is in danger of missing out on the big moment

First shown: Wed 3 Apr 2013 | 48 mins

Series 4 Episode 14

The first episode introduces the straight-talking midwifery team in Bristol

First shown: Mon 24 Feb 2014 | 47 mins

Series 5 Episode 1

Wedding plans are hatched, a couple face their fears, and a naval officer is all at sea

First shown: Mon 3 Mar 2014 | 47 mins

Series 5 Episode 2

Tension as a teenage mum asks her dad and boyfriend to both be present at the birth

First shown: Mon 10 Mar 2014 | 47 mins

Series 5 Episode 3

A mum-to-be who has cerebral palsy goes through a dramatic delivery

First shown: Mon 17 Mar 2014 | 46 mins

Series 5 Episode 4

A farmer finds his baby's birth a far cry from lambing season

First shown: Mon 24 Mar 2014 | 47 mins

Series 5 Episode 5

A young couple refuse to let a tough start hold them back

First shown: Mon 7 Apr 2014 | 47 mins

Series 5 Episode 7

Midwife and single mother-of-two Lara contemplates life and love while delivering twins

First shown: Mon 14 Apr 2014 | 47 mins

Series 5 Episode 8

A mum who donated her eggs but went on to have fertility problems herself

First shown: Mon 21 Apr 2014 | 48 mins

Series 5 Episode 9

In this episode there's an extreme case of 'like mother, like daughter'

First shown: Mon 28 Apr 2014 | 47 mins

Series 5 Episode 10

Fourth generation twins make an appearance on the delivery suite at Southmead Hospital

First shown: Wed 11 Jun 2014 | 47 mins

Series 6 Episode 1

A muscle-mad macho man struggles to keep his nerves in check

First shown: Wed 18 Jun 2014 | 47 mins

Series 6 Episode 2

Baby Spice visits Southmead. A mum tries to decide whether to stay with her baby's father.

First shown: Wed 25 Jun 2014 | 47 mins

Series 6 Episode 3

The corridors turn blue as one mum lets out all of her pent-up frustrations

First shown: Wed 2 Jul 2014 | 47 mins

Series 6 Episode 4

One couple reveal how each of their two conceptions were very different

First shown: Wed 9 Jul 2014 | 47 mins

Series 6 Episode 5

This episode features One Born's first home birth and a baby who arrives in the car park!

First shown: Wed 16 Jul 2014 | 46 mins

Series 6 Episode 6

A startling family secret turns the world of a mum-to-be upside down

First shown: Wed 23 Jul 2014 | 47 mins

Series 6 Episode 7

A couple who met when they were eight come in to Southmead 20 years later

First shown: Wed 30 Jul 2014 | 47 mins

Series 6 Episode 8

Two nurses hope their second child's birth will be simpler than their first

First shown: Wed 6 Aug 2014 | 46 mins

Series 6 Episode 9

It's the final episode and Southmead is packed

First shown: Wed 13 Aug 2014 | 47 mins

Series 6 Episode 10

A dad-to-be tries to keep his partner laughing through her contractions

First shown: Tue 10 Mar 2015 | 47 mins

Series 7 Episode 1

Brazilian first-time mum Caia wants to send her partner home when he has 'man flu'

First shown: Tue 17 Mar 2015 | 47 mins

Series 7 Episode 2

Reve, who's 16, has to cope with her mum's and unborn baby's life-threatening illnesses

First shown: Tue 24 Mar 2015 | 47 mins

Series 7 Episode 3

Matt and Milly prepare for childbirth with the dedication they put into marathon running

First shown: Tue 31 Mar 2015 | 47 mins

Series 7 Episode 4

A reformed party girl prepares to meet the child she thought she'd never have

First shown: Tue 7 Apr 2015 | 47 mins

Series 7 Episode 5

A football-mad dad channels his supporting skills to overcome his squeamishness

First shown: Tue 14 Apr 2015 | 47 mins

Series 7 Episode 6

A teen is shocked to find she's 24 weeks pregnant

First shown: Tue 21 Apr 2015 | 47 mins

Series 7 Episode 7

Courtney, who's 16, is her mum's birthing partner as she brings her brother into the world

First shown: Wed 22 Jul 2015 | 47 mins

Series 8 Episode 1

A young couple worry about their premature baby after Mum's waters broke at 18 weeks

First shown: Wed 29 Jul 2015 | 46 mins

Series 8 Episode 2

A mum who has cystic fibrosis is prepared to risk her own life to have a big family

First shown: Wed 5 Aug 2015 | 47 mins

Series 8 Episode 3

This episode reveals how different dads approach the role of birthing partner

First shown: Wed 12 Aug 2015 | 47 mins

Series 8 Episode 4

A family savour every second as Dad's brain injury means he may not remember baby's birth

First shown: Wed 19 Aug 2015 | 47 mins

Series 8 Episode 5

A mum takes her son's place to welcome a grandchild she's only just found out about

First shown: Wed 26 Aug 2015 | 47 mins

Series 8 Episode 6

A mummy's boy faces fatherhood. A self-confessed baby machine is having her fifth child.

First shown: Wed 2 Sep 2015 | 48 mins

Series 8 Episode 7

The first triplet to be delivered at Liverpool Women's returns to have her own baby

First shown: Tue 22 Mar 2016 | 47 mins

Series 9 Episode 1

Mormons Chloe and Daniel dream of a large, busy family

First shown: Tue 29 Mar 2016 | 47 mins

Series 9 Episode 2

Reformed ladies' man Michael's perfect match, Natalia, is having her fourth child

First shown: Tue 5 Apr 2016 | 47 mins

Series 9 Episode 3

This episode meets the dads, as three very different men prepare for fatherhood

First shown: Tue 12 Apr 2016 | 47 mins

Series 9 Episode 4

This episode explores the secrets of a good relationship

First shown: Tue 19 Apr 2016 | 47 mins

Series 9 Episode 5

Jess, who's 21, hopes to become the best mum possible with help from her flatmate Lauren

First shown: Tue 26 Apr 2016 | 47 mins

Series 9 Episode 6

Tina has twice had emergency caesareans. Now she hopes to experience a natural birth.

First shown: Wed 4 May 2016 | 47 mins

Series 9 Episode 7

Ruby and Colin were opposites when they met. Now they're expecting their second child.

First shown: Wed 11 May 2016 | 47 mins

Series 9 Episode 8

Mandy and Melvin are both deaf. They're hoping for a second chattering child.

First shown: Wed 18 May 2016 | 47 mins

Series 9 Episode 9

'Friends with benefits' Jodie and Stephen are expecting a baby together

First shown: Tue 4 Apr 2017 | 47 mins

Series 10 Episode 1

After taking six years to conceive, Louise and Andy can't wait to meet their baby

First shown: Tue 11 Apr 2017 | 47 mins

Series 10 Episode 2

Musicians Lucy and James are putting rehearsals on hold to have a baby

First shown: Tue 18 Apr 2017 | 47 mins

Series 10 Episode 3

At 45, Louise is having her first baby but has had a heart-breaking split from her partner

First shown: Tue 25 Apr 2017 | 47 mins

Series 10 Episode 4

Spaniards Isabel and Xabi met in Liverpool and decided to become first-time parents at 40

First shown: Tue 2 May 2017 | 48 mins

Series 10 Episode 5

Emma and James lost 11 stone between them so that they could start a family

First shown: Tue 9 May 2017 | 47 mins

Series 10 Episode 6

'Tattooed lady' Sazzie and 'scary biker' Adam are having their first baby

First shown: Tue 16 May 2017 | 47 mins

Series 10 Episode 7

Midwife Sarah is expecting twins

First shown: Tue 6 Jun 2017 | 47 mins

Series 10 Episode 8

The hospital faces a bed block crisis and Kristina's twins need delivering fast

First shown: Tue 13 Jun 2017 | 48 mins

Series 10 Episode 9

Lesley got pregnant with a sperm donor, and plans to raise her child alone

First shown: Tue 20 Jun 2017 | 47 mins

Series 10 Episode 10

There's a race against time when Rhoanne's baby gets stuck

First shown: Tue 27 Jun 2017 | 46 mins

Series 10 Episode 11

Samantha lost her first child at 25 weeks. She hopes to welcome her new baby to the world.

First shown: Wed 7 Mar 2018 | 47 mins

Series 11 Episode 1

Young doctors Nikoletta and Andreas are expecting their first baby

First shown: Wed 14 Mar 2018 | 47 mins

Series 11 Episode 2

Sunny and Shay fell in love on a Bollywood film set and are now expecting child number one

First shown: Wed 21 Mar 2018 | 47 mins

Series 11 Episode 3

Beth and her American partner have only spent two weeks together but they're having a baby

First shown: Wed 28 Mar 2018 | 47 mins

Series 11 Episode 4

It took Jo and Pat seven years to get pregnant. Now, they find birth almost as difficult.

First shown: Wed 4 Apr 2018 | 47 mins

Series 11 Episode 5

Chantell thought she'd never find love or have a family of her own, until she met Phil...

First shown: Wed 11 Apr 2018 | 47 mins

Series 11 Episode 6

Dawn has two children. Scott has five. Now they're expecting their first baby together.

First shown: Wed 18 Apr 2018 | 47 mins

Series 11 Episode 7

Rose had a stroke during her pregnancy and now arrives for a planned C-section

First shown: Wed 25 Apr 2018 | 47 mins

Series 11 Episode 8

Nadia and Jaedon are expecting their second baby and are desperate to fly the nest

First shown: Wed 2 May 2018 | 47 mins

Series 11 Episode 9

Lauren and Rachel are expecting their second child together

First shown: Wed 9 May 2018 | 46 mins

Series 11 Episode 10

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