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Wirral midwives to star in BBC documentary
1:20pm Friday 10th August 2012 in News
WIRRAL midwives are taking centre stage as part of a new BBC documentary series this month.
The six part series “The Midwives”, made by The Garden Productions, features midwives from Wirral Women and Children’s Hospital at Arrowe Park in two of its episodes, the first of which broadcast on BBC2 on this Tuesday and the second on Tuesday, August 28, at 9pm.
The two Wirral films show the day-to-day, real-life experiences of midwives, mums-to-be and their families both in hospital and in the community.
They explore what it’s like to be a midwife in modern Britain, their varied responsibilities from antenatal to postnatal care and the human stories of the pregnant women and families that they deal with.
Tina Long, director of nursing and widwifery, said: “We feel that the films capture what it's like to be a midwife and how rewarding it is - in spite of what can sometimes be challenging circumstances - and acknowledge that their work is a real team effort.”
Linda Birch, head of midwifery, added: “A huge thank you to all the mums and their families who kindly took part for allowing us into their lives at such an important and intimate time. We’d also like to thank our midwives and staff for their open and honest contributions to the films and to our local health partners for their support.”