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Highland Midwives   

Series 1: 3x60 | HD | 2017
Series 2: 8x60 | HD | 2018
Production Company
Matchlight/Motion Content Group
Primary Broadcaster
Channel 5

What happens if you’re pregnant and due to have a baby in the Scottish Highlands and you live a hundred – even hundreds of – miles from a city hospital? Then your health, and the safety of your baby, lies in the hands of some very special women – the Highland Midwives.

In each episode of this series, we follow three stories of midwives and mums as they prepare to give birth in some of the most beautiful – if challenging – parts of Scotland. As the birth date nears we follow the dramas, joy and occasional emergencies as mum and midwife prepare to welcome the next generation of Highlanders into the world.

Series 2 - Episode 4

In Fort William, midwife Pam is looking after Michelle, who is expecting her fourth baby. Michelle is determined to have a local birth, but Pam knows that the size of the baby may make this impossible. In Inverness, midwife Claire Armstrong is preparing anxious mum-to-be Siobhan for her forthcoming birth. Siobhan lives with M.S. and has been in remission during the pregnancy, but Claire knows that it is likely to come back after labour and must help Siobhan find the best way to manage her condition. Meanwhile in Spean Bridge, midwife Alison must act quickly when her mum-to-be Mihaela develops dangerously high blood pressure, putting both mum and baby in imminent danger.

Series 2 - Episode 2

In this episode, Highland midwives, Hayley, Lydia and Helen help three mums-to-be when their deliveries don’t follow the normal procedure! In the heart of the Highlands, community midwife Hayley is looking after mum-to-be Rachel who is having a planned elective section. Although the Highland midwives aren’t normally present for theatre deliveries, Rachel is delighted when Hayley travels to the city to be by her side during surgery. In the moments after the birth of her baby, midwife Hay;ey’s expertise proves incredibly useful.

Series 2 - Episode 1

In this episode, highland midwives Ruth, Morven and Hazel help three mums-to-be when their dreams of a perfect birth don’t exactly go to plan! Midwife Ruth is looking after first-time mum Carrie Ann who wants a local birth in Peterhead. Instead they find themselves in the back of a speeding ambulance, an hour away from the nearest hospital and with Carrie Ann in advanced labour. Will midwife Ruth manage to get her to the hospital in time? Or will she have to deliver the baby in the back of an ambulance, in the middle of nowhere?