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Duration: 50 minutes

Comedian Laurence Clark and his wife Adele both have cerebral palsy. Six years ago when they had a baby boy, Tom, they were criticised by doctors for being irresponsible. Laurence is wheelchair-bound, and Adele is heavily dependent on her crutches. But now Adele is pregnant again. And this time Adele is determined to have a natural birth. It is a brave decision, considering Laurence's cerebral palsy was caused by his own difficult birth, and Adele's CP affects her from the waist down.

For six months we join Laurence, Tom and Adele in an observational film that lays bare the joys and hurdles of disabled parenting.

As if they didn't have enough to deal with - just four weeks after Adele's due date, Laurence is set to appear at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe performing his comedy routine throughout the summer. It will be an exciting and challenging time for the Clarks as they make the journey up north, complete with their newborn baby. Will Laurence be able to balance family life with his passion for comedy?

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Wed 4 Apr 2012 02:25 BBC One

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    Listen to Laurence Clark and his wife, Adele, on the BBC Ouch! Talk Show to share their experiences of disabled parenthood. Adele remembers reactions from the public and medical professionals while expecting Tom and says she sometimes does things a bit differently when caring for the boys. Laurence expresses his hope that We Won't Drop the Baby will change how disabled parents are portrayed on TV.

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Credits

Producer
Zoe Callan
Producer
Zoe Callan
Director
Zoe Callan
Director
Zoe Callan
Production Manager
Lynda McCaig
Production Manager
Lynda McCaig
Executive Producer
Elspeth O'Hare
Executive Producer
Elspeth O'Hare
Executive Producer
Sam Anthony
Executive Producer
Sam Anthony

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