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Season 11 / Episode 3 and airs on 21 March 2018 21:00
A ground-breaking look at the drama and emotion of a maternity unit, from the perspective of the parents-to-be and the maternity ward staff.
Nineteen years after becoming the first triplet to be delivered at Liverpool Women's Hospital Kirsty has returned to have a baby of her own. After unexpectedly becoming pregnant, Jo is now living at home with her parents, meaning a busy retirement for first-time grandparents Jean and John.
The midwives at Liverpool Women's Hospital face the mother of all shifts. With the maternity ward full, three couples manage to get a room, but have different experiences. Self-confessed princess Sarah and her devoted fiancé Chris arrive eight weeks earlier than expected. Chris pampers Sarah endlessly as a distraction from panicking, but complications during labour bring them face to face with their worst nightmare. Big kid Gary strives to grow up and become the responsible father and husband that his partner Claire demands. And Mormons Chloe and Daniel hope their new baby will bring them a step closer to the large and busy family they dream of.
The new series continues. First-time parents Rochalla and her unflappable partner Craig arrive ten days overdue. Rochalla's shock pregnancy defied medical odds as she conceived just weeks after an aggressive course of chemotherapy. But as the labour progresses, how do they feel about being back in hospital? Train driver Kieron, who's 44, and his wife Joanne, who's 42, like everything to run like clockwork and find it hard to kick their clockwatching habit during labour. And self-confessed ladies' man Michael has curbed his bad boy ways after meeting his perfect match, Natalia, who is having her fourth child by caesarean section.
The dads are under the spotlight at Liverpool Women's Hospital in this new episode as three very different men prepare for fatherhood. Midwife Kirsty - who's a self-confessed daddy's girl - looks after Rebecca and Jack: a soldier who's more confident about going into battle than he is about changing nappies. Mum Billie arrives with her ex-partner Nathan. Although they're apart, they hope they can raise their child together. And John, who has always wanted to be a dad, hopes some of his broodiness will rub off on his girlfriend Natalie.
This episode explores the secrets of a good relationship. Kirstine and Phil have not spent a day apart in four years, but following an emergency during labour the pair find themselves separated. How will they cope? Thirty-two-year-old independent businesswoman Tyla doesn't need a man in her life - much to her mum Rhona's dismay - but as she awaits the arrival of her third child, Tyla starts to reconsider her romantic future. Spanish nurses 25-year-old Carlota, and 35-year-old Javier epitomise the perfect relationship, but the pair quickly realise that labour can be challenging even for the very best of partnerships.
This episode explores life at Liverpool Women's Hospital through the eyes of its only male midwife, former navy trauma medic Chris. Like midwife Chris, 22-year-old Kiefer knows what it's like to be a man in a woman's world. His upbringing in a strong female household has made him eager to be the ultimate birthing partner for his girlfriend Sophie. But following life-threatening complications during the birth of their first child, can Kiefer hold it together this time? Third-time mum Amanda, who's 32, arrives mid-contractions with her sister Michelle. They both hope the birthing experience will bring them closer together. And, having previously suffered a miscarriage and an ectopic pregnancy, Rhoanne, who's 33, is excited about meeting her second baby, but when he gets stuck there's a race against time to deliver him.
Thirty-five-year-old career woman Charlene is struggling to comes to terms with the fact that she's about to become a mum, after dedicating her life to climbing the career ladder. Charlene's mum Marion and Aunt Bev use Liverpudlian humour to help her through the final stages of labour. Jess, who's 21, fell pregnant after a short fling and only truly believed the news when she saw her first scan. She hopes that with help from her flatmate Lauren, who's at her bedside, she can learn to become the best mum possible. And Sam, who's 41, swore she'd never have another child after having a traumatic birth with her first child, but when she lost her own mum she re-thought plans. And now she's convinced that her late mother is in the labour room with her.
After giving up on men, 34-year-old beautician Maria unexpectedly fell for her builder, David. Life's plan seems to finally be coming together, but some worrying news about their unborn baby puts their life on hold. Meanwhile, sometimes opposites really do attract, like perfect prefect Ruby and teenage rebel Colin. After the birth of their first child, their opposing personalities were put to the test when 26-year-old doctor Ruby suffered with post-natal depression. As they wait for the arrival of their second child, will it be Ruby's hard working ethos or Colin's jokey ways that help get them through? And, with a third baby on the way, 34-year-old Gary is proud to be raising a family of his own with his partner Louise, on the estate he grew up to love.
In this episode, the subject of friendship is under the spotlight. Childhood best mates Karra and Danny have a three-year-old son with a rare condition, who requires 24-hour care. Now awaiting the arrival of their third child, they realise it's their deep friendship that has helped them cope and given them their positive outlook on life. Cathryn and Dean became best friends after meeting at a fracture clinic. Six years on, their relationship has taken an unexpected twist. And both Mandy and Melvyn were born unable to hear. Having already had one hearing child, they hope that having another will bring the sound of chattering children into their home.
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