Pregnancy news, 22/10/2018
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Tonight is the premiere of Emma Willis’ new documentary ‘Emma Willis: Delivering Babies’, which follows her for 12 weeks as she trains to become a maternity care assistant.
The documentary will see the presenter tackle 4 shifts a week at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex. She will be cleaning beds, supporting mums and their families during birth (under midwife supervision), and making mums that all-important post-birth cup of tea, among many other duties.
What to expect
The new show sounds like it will explore a wide range of births and the responsibilities of midwives and maternity teams. In the first episode, Emma skips the ward to visit a home birth, supports a mum through an induction and attends the birth of a baby born prematurely at 32 weeks.
“It was the most hands-on that I could really be in any of the deliveries that I’ve been in. So that was a pretty remarkable experience and one I’ll absolutely never forget.” Emma Willis, speaking about the home birth in the first episode
When is Delivering Babies on?
The documentary will air on Mondays at 10pm.
Where can I watch Delivering Babies?
Delivering Babies will be shown on the W channel:
If you have questions or are worried about anything after watching the documentary, we have everything you need to know about labour and birth on our website.
Or you can call the Tommy’s midwives team on 0800 0147 800, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
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