Our amazing Home Birth midwives share drama, emotion and tender moments as their work delivering babies in people’s homes hits TV on Easter Monday.
The Homebirth team, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Maternity services, are our very own Yorkshire Midwives On Call in a brand new real-life series on BBC TWO.
With privileged access, viewers will witness the creation of new families. The cameras are there before, during and after the birth during this unique five-part series.
The midwives are on call 24/7, and specialise in home births; but of course not everything goes to plan, in terms of timing or indeed the place of birth.
Requests for home births have increased during the pandemic, with more and more women choosing to go through childbirth this way. Viewers will get to know the team of six midwives from the Homebirth team.
The series follows expectant mums from all walks of life, from the city centre and suburbs of Bradford to the surrounding villages. All of the Homebirth team are busy working mums themselves, but when the phone from a labouring woman rings they spring into action, whatever time of day or night.
There are plenty of tears, drama, and heartwarming moments when parents see their babies arrive – with a good helping of Yorkshire landscapes, warmth and humour along the way too.
The series begins on Easter Monday (18 April) at 8pm on BBC TWO, followed by episodes on 19, 25, 26 April and 3 May.
In episode one, three expectant mums are planning for home births. Midwife Michaela hopes to assist junior doctors Rebecca and Tim with a water birth for their second child. Keeleigh’s dream of a home birth hangs on baby number four. Stay tuned!