I’ve just seen a new programme that’s starting tomorrow evening at 9pm on BBC2. It follows the midwives on the Central Delivery Unit at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Manchester – one of the busiest labour wards in the country and one of my options for delivery. These midwives have to work out how best to look after each mum and her baby, whilst juggling the resources of a modern hospital.
Midwife Gill mans the triage desk, assessing the women who demand to be admitted. She has to decide who’s in labour: who to admit and who to send home. For those who loved ‘One Born Every Minute’, I’m expecting this to be along the same lines.
I love these types of documentary shows, as much now as when I was pregnant and felt I needed to absorb every little piece of advice. Some people are the opposite though and find it daunting and scary to watch whilst pregnant. (I remember my midwife warning me off watching such programmes!) Let me know how you feel about them, do they help or hinder?