The Channel 5 show will follow the experience of three pregnant women from the Highlands
Channel 5 have filmed a three-parter on the experiences of pregnant women who live hundreds of miles from big city hospitals.
Set in the most picturesque part of Britain, The Highland Midwife will capture all the drama for mums who have no ready access to consultants or epidurals and the health and safety of mums and their babies is in the hands of the midwives.
The three-hour series explores the role of midwives across some of Scotland’s most rural areas, where, for mums-to-be, they practically become one of the family, and, once waters break, think quickly and act fast in order to ensure a successful birth.
Featuring three new mothers in each episode, the series will witness the special bond that develops between mum and midwife as they share the fears and excitement of impending childbirth together.
The midwives of NHS Highland really are a special breed
Executive producer Ross Wilson
When the nearest hospital or specialist maternity unit could be more than 100 miles away via a narrow winding mountain road that could itself be closed due to bad weather or an accident, it’s the rapid response, determination and drive of the midwives to bring the next generation of Highlanders safely into the world that saves the day, secures the anxious parents and ensures new life makes it safely into the world.
The series is the latest in line of Channel 5 series such as The Yorkshire Vet and The Dog Rescuers.
Greg Barnett, factual entertainment commissioner for the channel, said: “This is an uplifting and dramatic new series which celebrates and champions the critical role of midwives in the Highlands, as an emergency service of their own.”
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Executive producer Ross Wilson said: “The midwives of NHS Highland really are a special breed.
“They form a unique bond with their mums-to-be and this series explores that bond.”
The Highland Midwife will air later this year.