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Expect the Unexpected

The Midwives, Series 2 Episode 1 of 8

Series following the work of midwives in hospitals. This episode focuses on the busy delivery suite at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester.

Lesley used to be a dental nurse but when she had a difficult delivery herself she was so inspired by the care she received that she retrained to become a midwife. She knows just how unpredictable and difficult the job can be. Lesley is looking after Neelam who has type 1 diabetes. Pregnancy is putting increased strain on Neelam's already fragile kidneys which needs to be constantly monitored.

Midwife Gemma is looking after Helen who is having her fourth baby with husband Ben. Helen is anxious about the birth having previously lost a baby 21 weeks into pregnancy. In tragic cases like this, bereavement midwives like Vicky and Emma can try and help couples to come to terms with their loss.

Meanwhile, Liza is expecting twins but Lesley must keep a close eye on the situation as her pregnancy becomes increasingly complicated.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 27 Nov 2013 00:50
BBC Two Northern Ireland only


Role Contributor
NarratorRupert Houseman
DirectorRachael Smith
ProducerRachael Smith
Series ProducerJoanne Timoney
Executive ProducerSpencer Kelly
Executive ProducerMaxine Watson
ComposerJohn Lemke
Film EditorIan Meller
ColouristLiam Shanagher
On-line editingMark Stokes
Re-recording mixerHannah Fairclough
Production ManagerJackie McKinney-Dyer

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“It's an empowering, intimate moment looking after women in their most vulnerable time.”

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