The Highland Midwife

The Highland Midwife

Series 1 - Episode 2

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Emma’s worried her third baby is going to be another whopper – her mum’s jokingly predicting an 11-pounder – while Susanna’s small bump makes her think her unborn baby isn’t growing properly. Their midwives Morven and Helen have had decades of experience dealing with anxieties like these, but they still send the expectant mums to be checked at the nearest hospital – although of course that isn’t very near at all.

However, Karen’s pregnancy does concern Morven. Tragically, Karen’s first baby was stillborn and, at a chance meeting in the car park, Morven spots Karen’s showing signs of pre-eclampsia, a potentially dangerous condition. It means another agonisingly long drive to hospital for emergency treatment.

Summary

In the north of Scotland, Morven closely monitors mum-to-be Emma, who has a history of delivering large babies that require a Caesarean section, while in Campbeltown on the west coast, Susanna gets closer to her dream of a big family as midwife Helen tries to help her have a local birth without pain relief.

Cast & Crew

Director Lindsay Hill
Director Louise Pirie
Executive Producer Ross Wilson
Executive Producer Melanie Darlaston
Producer Lindsay Hill
Producer Louise Pirie
Series Producer Amanda McGlynn
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