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One Born Every Minute

  • Season 8
  • 7 episodes
  • Science

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One Born Every Minute

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Episode 4: One Born Every Minute

Summary

The fly-on-the-wall documentary turns its attention away from Liverpool's mothers-to-be, instead focusing on the roles the various boyfriends, fiances, partners and husbands play in the labour suite. Super-organised Paul, a risk manager by trade, impresses midwives when he plans out every detail of his wife Nadine birthing experience, right down to the music. Meanwhile, young parents-to-be Bobbilee and Frankie, who had only known each other for a month before Bobbi became pregnant, have a much more laissez-faire attitude to labour, one which is put to the ultimate test after 48 hours at the Women's Hospital. Finally, 32-year-old mum Linda faces bringing her baby into the world without the aid of her partner Tony, whose traumatic past experience of hospitals means he won't be accompanying her to theatre.
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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

It’s all about the men this episode, and the three we meet here all approach birth in very different ways. There’s Frankie, who doesn’t really have a plan: “I’m just going to wing it.” His contribution is supplying fiancée Bobbilee with a steady stream of snacks during her slow-going labour.

“Winging it” is a foreign concept to risk management consultant Paul and perfectionist wife Nadine, who bring along their own laminated birth plan. But their meticulous approach works – the remarkably tranquil birth of baby Logan brings the midwives to tears.

And for Tony and partner Linda, everything should be straightforward; she’s come in for a scheduled C-section. But the procedure doesn’t go quite to plan…


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DirectorKate Taunton
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Executive producerAmy Joyce
ProducerKate Taunton
Series producerLucy Wedlock

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  • Episode 4

    One Born Every Minute

    Summary

    The fly-on-the-wall documentary turns its attention away from Liverpool's mothers-to-be, instead focusing on the roles the various boyfriends, fiances, partners and husbands play in the labour suite. Super-organised Paul, a risk manager by trade, impresses midwives when he plans out every detail of his wife Nadine birthing experience, right down to the music. Meanwhile, young parents-to-be Bobbilee and Frankie, who had only known each other for a month before Bobbi became pregnant, have a much more laissez-faire attitude to labour, one which is put to the ultimate test after 48 hours at the Women's Hospital. Finally, 32-year-old mum Linda faces bringing her baby into the world without the aid of her partner Tony, whose traumatic past experience of hospitals means he won't be accompanying her to theatre.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    It’s all about the men this episode, and the three we meet here all approach birth in very different ways. There’s Frankie, who doesn’t really have a plan: “I’m just going to wing it.” His contribution is supplying fiancée Bobbilee with a steady stream of snacks during her slow-going labour.

    “Winging it” is a foreign concept to risk management consultant Paul and perfectionist wife Nadine, who bring along their own laminated birth plan. But their meticulous approach works – the remarkably tranquil birth of baby Logan brings the midwives to tears.

    And for Tony and partner Linda, everything should be straightforward; she’s come in for a scheduled C-section. But the procedure doesn’t go quite to plan…


    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorKate Taunton
    Executive producerSarah Swingler
    Executive producerAmy Joyce
    ProducerKate Taunton
    Series producerLucy Wedlock

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