One Born Every Minute

Series 4 - Episode 6

One Born Every Minute
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Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

There was a nationwide baby boom last September and the maternity unit
at Leeds General Infirmary was frequently so busy, they had to send the overspill to a neighbouring hospital. Midwife Theresa reckons it’s because of the recession (people don’t go out on a Saturday night so much) and because of Fifty Shades of Grey. “That’s had a big impact,” she says, quite seriously.

Not that either are necessarily the reason Natalie, Kate and Rachel are pregnant. But it does mean last-minute changes in birth plans: Kate is concerned her planned caesarean won’t go ahead, while Rachel’s dreams of a water birth are likely to be dashed.

About this programme

6/14. The midwives at Leeds General Infirmary deal with a September baby boom and have to send some of the expectant mothers to St James's Hospital across the city, which means a last-minute change to birth plans for those affected, like first-time mum Rachel. Natalie and Shane also have to be transferred to a different maternity unit, while Kate and David experience a long wait for her Caesarean due to the number of emergency cases going to theatre.

Cast and crew


Lottie Gammon
Executive Producer
Peter Moore
Series Director
Emily Smith
Series Producer
Dominique Foster