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NOW CLOSED Add your views on last night's episode of "One Born Every Minute" (17 Jan, Ch 4, 9pm) and you could win a £50 Amazon voucher

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 17-Jan-11 14:30:51

Channel 4 have asked Mumsnet to find out what you think about their new series of One Born Every Minute. The second episode is tonight - Channel 4 at 9pm - it is a 12 part series.

We've recruited a special panel of volunteer viewers to add their comments to this thread. Channel 4 don't have specific questions for you - they are interested in your general comments and thoughts about all aspects of the programme and the debate this generates. The panel are a mix of Mumsnetters, all of whom are parents, some pregnant, some not, some have seen the programme before, others haven't.

They would also love any other Mumsnetters - ie folks NOT in the panel - to add their comments here. Anyone who contributes to this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner, drawn at random, will win a £50 Amazon voucher.

So, please post your thoughts and comments on the programme below. We'd welcome 'live' feedback during the broadcast as well as a comment at the end. If you can't post during the broadcast please add your thoughts by the end of Tues Jan 18th.

Additionally - if you haven't already - do have a look at the extra info about the series on the One Born Every Minute website - and let us know on this thread what you think about it.

If you are a panel member please identify yourself as one when you first post.

Many thanks and enjoy!
MNHQ

AtYourCervix Mon 17-Jan-11 19:29:00

Bracing myself.

KangarooCaught Mon 17-Jan-11 20:08:02

booking my place - find it compelling viewing!

Panel member. With sick DS who nearly forgot about this. But here now!

OK, am looking at the website now and blimey, have no idea where to start. First thing I saw was "Kate is in early labour" Well whoop de doo. Why would I want to click on that since I know nothing about Kate.

Then I saw the huge list of headlines down the page. Looks like a bad local newspaper site with no focus.

Ah, have just noticed tabs at top, they look more engaging, will go and have an explore.

Non panel member - checking in. Having to watch either online or on analogue tonight because of weather. So everyone will be having babies in snow round here hmm grin

Ok, the website is so cluttered I've walked away. It seems a bit random.

In the birth bit you connect to Babycentre, the NCT and Netmums for more info. Interesting selection, presumably for commercial reasons otherwise why would you not link to NHS and NICE information?

Some of the features under "Interact" look very childish, it looks like a website for teenagers. I really didn't want to click on them.

So what would I prefer?

A cleaner, more focused look probably, some interesting articles on the choices available. i.e. Why waterbirth, which could include stories from the series, a look at the hospitals facilities and could include opinions from the staff on the series (you could even include the person that has to empty them afterwards on that one).

A section on each birth featured with a bit more background, detail and follow up. Not huge but fleshing out what we saw on TV.

More info on the key staff we see, who they are, what that job entails, their experiences etc.

Fundamentally it looks to me like you had a meeting, shoved a load of ideas on a whiteboard and gave it to the IT intern.

Sorry, but destructive, but it really didn't engage me at all!

I'd really like to see an SPD birth - I had really awful SPD for my first child and was induced (which failed so I had an emergency caesarian). It'd be really good to get the message across that SPD does not necessarily mean you cannot birth your baby and would show the skills of the midwives too.

ilovesprouts Mon 17-Jan-11 20:47:58

im watching too

panel person signing in again

AtYourCervix Mon 17-Jan-11 20:55:28

I rather like the Midwife Heroines bit on the website but wonder what OBEM and Ch4 are going to do with it. Are the thanks passed on to the midwives nominated?

SilveryMoon Mon 17-Jan-11 20:55:33

Hello smile
Panel member here.
Just nipping for a quick fag and a wine top-up and then I'm ready wink

DH is pretending not to watch and has stuck massive headphones on his laptop grin

the headphones are on his ears, obv blush

SilveryMoon Mon 17-Jan-11 21:00:59

hehehe MrsShrek

AtYourCervix Mon 17-Jan-11 21:03:22

the DDs are watching grin i shall let you know what they think.

PANEL member signing in

Re the website - at first look it seems 'bitty' and disjointed but makes sense after a bit. I like the live comment bit. The video clips could have been organised a bit better, maybe into a 'folder' or on to some tabs or something?

Like Phil already, very polite yawn!

Pesha Mon 17-Jan-11 21:04:20

Am on the panel but may have to stop posting half way when dp returns from football training and watch and comment on the rest later.
DP hates programmes like this and would only talk and criticise all the way through if I tried to make him watch it!!

KangarooCaught Mon 17-Jan-11 21:04:24

dh always gets suckered in despite asking in tone that suggest I'm a closet masochist, "why do you watch?"

SilveryMoon Mon 17-Jan-11 21:04:36

I haven't looked at website yet, will have a peek after the program

aww lydia ... i was 20 having my first. cute couple##he looks terrified!

This looks better, bit of process!

Tendayi (hope I've got the spelling ok) might be in for a long haul

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