For parents birth is a moment of joy, but things don't always go to plan and midwives are on hand to guide couples through what can often be the most frightening time in their lives.
In this episode we follow the midwives at Birmingham Women's Hospital who care for pregnant mums at both ends of the age range and explore what it means to be an old mum or a young mum.
In this episode at Birmingham Women's Hospital we meet Midwife Maureen who prefers to work on the birth centre where birthing pools, aromatherapy massage oils and a bit of witchcraft are all on offer to help deliver babies.
In this episode we look at the work of the midwives at Saint Mary's Hospital Manchester, who help mums and dads through pregnancies that are high risk or where mums and their babies need extra special care.
In this episode we feature the midwives at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, home to the busiest labour ward in Wales, as they cope with the pressure of the highest birth rate since 1971.
In this episode we follow student midwives as they get hands-on experience at Birmingham Women's Hospital - one of the busiest maternity units in the country.
In this episode we follow the midwives at the University Hospital of Wales looking after mums who need additional medical support and care.
With nearly six hundred births a month and only 21 beds it's a constant juggling act for the midwives coping with an increasing number of high risk mums.