One Born Every Minute is a ground-breaking documentary series looking at the drama and emotion of a maternity unit, from the perspective of the parents-to-be and the maternity ward staff. Every minute of every hour of every day, a baby is born in Britain. Better than a soap or drama series, this is the real drama of everyday life. The series captures the dramatic, emotional and often funny moments that accompany bringing new life into the world.
Lithuanian mother-to-be Olga goes into labour, but refuses to allow her husband Victor into the delivery room, selecting her mother Galina to accompany her instead. However, without an interpreter on hand, the pair have difficulty communicating with the midwives.
Multiple pregnancies have a greater risk of complications, and there's a real struggle for parents and doctors to successfully bring multiple babies through pregnancy and into the world safely. This special episode follows four couples, and the medical staff who care for them, through their multiple pregnancies and births and the unexpected turns that they take.
Alexandra prefers to be called Sasha and is fiercely independent. She left her native Latvia in search of adventure and ended up in Leeds. The baby's father isn't in the picture anymore and Sasha wants to go it alone, despite her family being worried about her.
This episode follows the stories of women who approach the pain of childbirth in very different ways. One mum who experienced a traumatic first labour and is terrified of what the second will bring, and another who refused to attend any antenatal classes, feeling that - for her - ignorance will be bliss.