We’re delighted to confirm that our Maternity teams and the families we care for will be featured throughout the next prime-time series of the hit show One Born Every Minute – with the first of 10 episodes airing on Wednesday 7 March.
We’ll be opening the doors and letting millions of viewers into our specialist hospital to offer a glimpse of life on our maternity unit – which sees more than 8,000 births each year.
Produced by Dragonfly, which previously put together the Inside Birmingham Children’s Hospital documentary series, the BAFTA award-winning programme features members of our teams, including many of our Midwives from our Delivery Suite and Birth Centre.
This series, the first to be filmed at our Birmingham Women’s Hospital, takes us on the journeys of more than 30 soon-to-be-parents – celebrating the rich cultural mix of our city.
Sarah-Jane Marsh, Chief Executive of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“We cannot wait to invite the nation into our Women’s Hospital, offering viewers a flavour of the dedication, skill and compassion of the amazing teams on our Maternity Unit, who are by the side of thousands of families each year through their pregnancy, birthing journey and beyond.
“No two days are the same, and each and every birth brings a special story as babies are welcomed into the world, changing lives forever. We are truly delighted to have worked together with our friends at Dragonfly to capture and share just some of these moments through One Born Every Minute, and to leave the families we showcase with a permanent record of this momentous time. ”
The Executive Producer for One Born Every Minute, Simon Kerfoot, said:
“It’s really exciting being in a new hospital, especially one as busy as this. We have a fantastic mix of emotional, dramatic and funny stories in this series which is entirely down to the brilliant residents of Birmingham and all the midwives and care workers at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.”
We’ll keep you updated throughout the series through our social media channels and website, where we’ll be sharing more about our teams featured and advice for families.