One Born Every Minute - 16.3.10 at 9pm

(358 Posts)
FabIsDoingPrettyWell Tue 16-Mar-10 19:28:23

Don't forget.

Lubyloo Tue 16-Mar-10 19:32:11

Love Tuesday nights because of this programme! smile

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 19:33:11

I'll be there

PandaEis Tue 16-Mar-10 19:36:26

im in work til 10 but its on record on the V+grin i LOVE this programmesmile

checking in. Don't know why, I always end up shouting at the TV and then crying and go to bed very cross indeed, but I suppose it is car crash tv!

lazycow007 Tue 16-Mar-10 19:43:18

Never miss it. Tuesday nights are so cool as Jo Frost is on just before!!!

DorotheaPlenticlew Tue 16-Mar-10 20:03:22


wannaBe Tue 16-Mar-10 20:10:24

what is it?

Its on the planner every week even though I never miss it. Cant wait!

Megglevache Tue 16-Mar-10 20:20:07

I miss Joy(less) grin

CrankyTwanky Tue 16-Mar-10 20:36:53

Marking place.

Is this the one I'm usually on, or are you a different lot?hmm
I know JollyPirate and BSM are on it!


Maleeka Tue 16-Mar-10 20:53:53

Joy's was the funniest labour i've ever seen grin

I'm actually gonna watch this live for a change, it'll get the kids off to bed early grin

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 20:59:57

Here we go grin.......well nearly!

pigleychez Tue 16-Mar-10 21:02:38

oh i hate the titles to this programme.. that first long moan makes me cringe!

Im missing it cos DP is playing bloody fifa, well its on sky + but I want to watch it NOW!

Evening ladies

KernowMother Tue 16-Mar-10 21:04:31

Here we go grin love this prgramme, even tho it makes me mad as hell!

CrankyTwanky Tue 16-Mar-10 21:08:33

OOh I wonder if she'll get a voucher or free cocktails!

Hiding to sniff the pad! grin

gemmummy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:09:41

can i sniff it? pmsl.

Rockbird Tue 16-Mar-10 21:10:56

It's complicated already and we're only 10 minutes in!

mamazon Tue 16-Mar-10 21:11:09

no one wanted to sniff my waters!

Oscy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:12:48

Sniff sniff...cripes but lol

DinahRod Tue 16-Mar-10 21:12:49

Unusual situation.

Michelle the mw reminds me of someone, who?

Katz Tue 16-Mar-10 21:12:57

loving it this evening - bit miffed my midwife went for the common-old garden swab to check my waters had gone!

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 16-Mar-10 21:13:25

We're all piling over from last week's thread...

pigleychez Tue 16-Mar-10 21:14:41

When my waters broke the stupid mw said very patronisingly "oh i dont think so dear" only when she leant across my sopping wet bed and got a wet top did she say " oh, you were right then" hmm I should of got her to sniff it!

maxpower Tue 16-Mar-10 21:14:51

Dinah is it the nurse on that GP programme on BBC1 in the afternoon - is it called Doctors?

PlumBumMum Tue 16-Mar-10 21:14:56

move up for a little one I wish

loving the midwife

WillowM2B Tue 16-Mar-10 21:15:34

Shelagh is great grin

I love this series. Dont want it to end!

PlumBumMum Tue 16-Mar-10 21:15:57

Have we seen the other couple yet, I always seem to miss the very start

CrankyTwanky Tue 16-Mar-10 21:16:04

She does seem cool.

SawneyBeane Tue 16-Mar-10 21:17:55

I feel bad.

I was supposed to record this for DP but can't work the dvd thingy.

Poor DP.

Oscy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:18:23

I want Michelle to be my midwife if I ever have another baby.

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:18:50

PMSL grin

PlumBumMum Tue 16-Mar-10 21:18:57

Have you been in there Richardgrin

PictureThis Tue 16-Mar-10 21:19:15

'Have you been in there Richard?' ROFL

PLease no bonking in the delivery room!

"Have you been in there Richard PMSL" grin

I like this trio

DinahRod Tue 16-Mar-10 21:19:28

Yesss! Max Power, you are a genius, that's exactly who she reminds me of DonnaLeigh Bailey but it might be more to do with her voice and manner.

Alambil Tue 16-Mar-10 21:19:45

PMSL @ Richard

mamazon Tue 16-Mar-10 21:19:53

i loved her advice of "when labour starts you wont want to talk to richard, or laugh at his jokes"

no darling, you will want to rip his bollocks from his groin, liquidise them and feed them back to him through a tube

Oscy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:19:59

Oh bloody hell....rofl

They've all goen slightly mad!

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:20:09

She's a scream! grin

PictureThis Tue 16-Mar-10 21:20:13

this is so funny

PlumBumMum Tue 16-Mar-10 21:20:16

I think she might take her contractions her stride bet she dosen't need to go home

x posts with everyone else!

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:20:56

She also reminds me a bit of Donna from Holby City

PommePoire Tue 16-Mar-10 21:20:58

Hello all! Only just found you all. Penny and Ben and what are the first couple's names Richard and ...?

bollocks I need to learn to type quicker

grin love the midwife

Alambil Tue 16-Mar-10 21:22:04


PictureThis Tue 16-Mar-10 21:22:21


Pomme - they are Richard and Shelagh

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 16-Mar-10 21:22:38

Loving Penny's attitude! Feeling a bit sorry for Ben already...

5inthebed Tue 16-Mar-10 21:23:05

I love Richard! Can I have him please? He seems like such a lovely bloke.

PommePoire Tue 16-Mar-10 21:23:09

Thanks! Penny seems really early on, do you think she'll get sent home too?

funny episode....

PictureThis Tue 16-Mar-10 21:23:31

BelleDame - me too.

PlumBumMum Tue 16-Mar-10 21:23:43

spiltthetea everyone always seem to type faster than me on these threads

McBitchy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:23:51

agree re enema

maxpower Tue 16-Mar-10 21:23:52

I've long suspected it but it's nice to have confirmation, dinah wink

mamazon Tue 16-Mar-10 21:23:56

i love both tonights women.

and the midwives are fab. so much better than the silly mare i had

Rindercella Tue 16-Mar-10 21:24:08

Both couples seem lovely tonight.

Can I baggsy Michelle to be my midwife please? grin

ExplodingBananas Tue 16-Mar-10 21:24:12

I don't want to hear about poo.

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:24:24

Shelagh and Rich are a hoot.

DinahRod Tue 16-Mar-10 21:24:26

Gave myself a DIY enema to avoid pooing in labour grin

PommePoire Tue 16-Mar-10 21:24:31

Quick poll - who would say/said "Yes Please!" to a suppository if they had a 'loaded rectum'?

ExplodingBananas Tue 16-Mar-10 21:25:01

Errh, stop it Dinah.

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 16-Mar-10 21:25:07

I think Richard's jokey attitude is going to backfire...!

McBitchy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:25:19

i always get the runs pre labour

5inthebed Tue 16-Mar-10 21:25:55

Loaded rectum <boak>

PictureThis Tue 16-Mar-10 21:26:00

The shift leader's a bit dour isn't she

PlumBumMum Tue 16-Mar-10 21:26:09

yes please

mamazon Tue 16-Mar-10 21:26:16

i actually would. i was terrified of having a pooh on the bed

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 16-Mar-10 21:26:16

Can't believe I posted about backfiring when you're now talking enemas!

McBitchy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:26:30

ben seems adorable

The midwife who has been dealing with Richard and his wife is fab!

PlumBumMum Tue 16-Mar-10 21:26:54

Jack change it anyone?grin

PommePoire Tue 16-Mar-10 21:26:54

She's a Shepherd not a sheep dog, PictureThis, are they dour?

PictureThis Tue 16-Mar-10 21:27:03

Why have they got panty liner shaped playing cards???

Alambil Tue 16-Mar-10 21:27:11

I wouldn't

Liking penny and ben.

Naughty Sheaglagh or however you spell her name.

McBitchy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:27:36

yum rainbow things on cup cakes

CrankyTwanky Tue 16-Mar-10 21:27:36

Does anyone else think Shelagh will sneeze it out?
She looks like she was built for bearing children.grin

Other gal will have assisted delivery. <<bets with self>>

What is a 'DIY enema'?
I'm intrigued!

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:27:38

I was one of those who turned up and gave birth within minutes.

But thankfully it was in the morning.

Fecking DH: 'Oh, you're not wearing your seatbelt.' 'Oh, I'm speeding, what should I do if the cops stop me?'


Then he pulled up at maternity and said, 'Go ahead and get out whilst I park the car.'

I had only a lip of cervix in the way between my uterus and full dilation.

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:28:10

Penny and Ben are only 30?! shock

McBitchy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:28:11

have watched shelagh already so biscuit

ExplodingBananas Tue 16-Mar-10 21:28:19

They like their cakes in that staff room.

They have had so many nice looking cakes in this hospital.

PommePoire Tue 16-Mar-10 21:28:40

Aw cake and brownies, not dour, then.

Why is penny lying on the bed now?

How did that happen?

Sabs1981 Tue 16-Mar-10 21:28:52

grin at picturethis

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 16-Mar-10 21:28:57

LOL expat but I doubt it was funny at the time...

maxpower Tue 16-Mar-10 21:29:04

totally agree Penny - the thought always replused me too

CrankyTwanky Tue 16-Mar-10 21:29:25

I have been looking into home enemas.blush

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:29:41

I was already on my knees in the footwell, making cow noises.

5inthebed Tue 16-Mar-10 21:29:56

Practicing putting nappies on a doll? He should have tried an octopus or something eqully wriggly

McBitchy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:29:56

me too maxpower ewwwww
also no to the mirror shock

No Shealagh too frightened to have a good labour.

mamazon Tue 16-Mar-10 21:30:08

i think Shelagh will find it hard actually. Im sure i have heard that people who do a lot of horse riding have such strong muscles that they find it vbery difficult.

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:30:17

A good curry will clean you out.

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 16-Mar-10 21:31:10

Tee hee at washable nappies... I give a week before they're on disposables!

Rindercella Tue 16-Mar-10 21:31:13

Expat - I got to the hospital when I was 9cm...think DH thought I was an utter wimp until he was told that, so I know exactly how you were feeling!

McBitchy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:31:35

i always have 'natures enema' wink even with my period actually [tmi sorry]

They should have just kept Shelagh in the hospital, given they knew she'd be back anyway.

maxpower Tue 16-Mar-10 21:31:48

Shelagh seems terrified <<sympathies>>

FrazzleRock Tue 16-Mar-10 21:31:51

Penny must be a MNer

I love the trucker woman. She's hilarious!

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 16-Mar-10 21:31:58

I suppose the scary music is making me think Shelagh will not have an easy time...

FrazzleRock Tue 16-Mar-10 21:32:58

Shelagh obv

PommePoire Tue 16-Mar-10 21:33:14

Gosh Shelagh's pretty quiet for someone who was refusing to get in the car. Maybe her contractions slowed down when they put her in the ambulance.

maxpower Tue 16-Mar-10 21:34:25

mcbitchy I even packed some sheets of paper and bluetack as I was so horrified at being in a position where I could see what was going on in the mirror (there were mirrors fixed in all the labour rooms)

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:34:25

Rinder, I'd had an epi and forceps delivery with DD1, so I had no idea I was that far along.

I was at home waiting for the community midwife to ring back.

When the ILs came to look after DD1 and MIL took one look at me and said, 'I think you all should go along to hospital now.'

If we'd have waited a few minutes longer, she'd have been born in the car. Or at home!

I couldn't believe it when the midwife said 'I'm just going to move this lip of cervix out the road and you go right ahead and push.'

Shelagh needs more support imo. A good kind talking to!

I too have 'enjoyed' natures enema with both labours, must have done about six mega-poos in about four hours!

PictureThis Tue 16-Mar-10 21:34:36

shelagh looked terrified.

nowwhatdoido Tue 16-Mar-10 21:34:49

I'd been ill with flu prior to my last labour, and was constipated. I tried everything and it was the baby's head that finally unblocked me. Mortifying.

CrankyTwanky Tue 16-Mar-10 21:34:54

I too have a natural enema in labour.Very blush in the pool!

Good point Mamazon. And about the music BDSM.

Fel1x Tue 16-Mar-10 21:35:05

poor Shelagh, she looks terrified

DinahRod Tue 16-Mar-10 21:35:22

Think mine and some other MN names are strangely apt re enemas.

Alambil Tue 16-Mar-10 21:35:54

I feel for shelagh

I would deffo have accepted an enema if offered one.

Rindercella Tue 16-Mar-10 21:36:18

Have heard that horse riding does toughen up the perineum which will obviously make childbirth more difficult.

maxpower Tue 16-Mar-10 21:36:53

oh bless Ben

DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Mar-10 21:36:58

isn't he a cutie, the young guy!

KernowMother Tue 16-Mar-10 21:37:03

Poor Shelagh, she seems a little shocked / stunned by it all - surprising given the number of animals she must have seen deliver.

Other couple are so sweet

Yeah, she'll hit you if you keep talking to her!

Get up Penny get up.

PictureThis Tue 16-Mar-10 21:37:23

Poor Penny clutching vom bowl.

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:37:32

Gah, I wanted to be on my knees the entire time, with something to grip.

PommePoire Tue 16-Mar-10 21:37:39

Aw Ben is being very sweet. I like Penny's whimpering noises.

CrankyTwanky Tue 16-Mar-10 21:37:46

Aargh, on her back!

Penny is doing brilliantly. Ben is sweet!

Fel1x Tue 16-Mar-10 21:38:34

ben is really irritating me, must be making her want to lamp him one!

Poor Penny looks like she's being sick too clutching the kidney bowl.

nowwhatdoido Tue 16-Mar-10 21:39:01

I do wish they were encouraged into more upright positions.

mamazon Tue 16-Mar-10 21:39:05

bless shelagh. she is so very very scared.

she seems like such a capable strong woman. must be even more frightening to not know what to expect.

McBitchy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:39:07

lol maxpower - but agree errr 'no ta don't fancy seeing my fanny and bum stretched and bleeding whilst I suffer the worst pain of my life - I will pass thanks'

nowwhatdoido Tue 16-Mar-10 21:39:29

Oh good, she's standing up.

DinahRod Tue 16-Mar-10 21:39:30

Both physically fit and finding it tough, poor them.

Sitting on my arse obviously is excellent preparation.

Ben is about 90% sweet and 10% annoying/cloying IMO

But a good birth partner.

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:40:02

Somebody support Penny behind her to sit her up!

PictureThis Tue 16-Mar-10 21:40:08

Penny's pushing by the sounds of it

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:40:16

I don't like Penny's midwife as much as the other one.

I'm liking Joyce!

Rindercella Tue 16-Mar-10 21:40:39

PMSL @ Dinah!!! grin

DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Mar-10 21:40:44

oh poor bloke! He looked shell shocked for a minute there

Pen and Ben!

chegirlWILLbeserene Tue 16-Mar-10 21:40:52

Bens gonna keel!

PommePoire Tue 16-Mar-10 21:40:56

Penny needs to stand up too! I got stuck in one position for ages and it was so much better when I moved. Oooh moving fast now she wants to push

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:40:56

Ben looks like a deer in headlights.

KernowMother Tue 16-Mar-10 21:41:01

Joy, my fave MW on this programme yet

msrisotto Tue 16-Mar-10 21:41:07

how dilated is Penny?

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 16-Mar-10 21:41:11

Dinah! Me too... grin

PictureThis Tue 16-Mar-10 21:41:19

Shelagh's not got a happy baby - oh dear

Missus84 Tue 16-Mar-10 21:41:30

Slow heartbeat

CrankyTwanky Tue 16-Mar-10 21:41:34

Ooh decells!
I was wrong.<<hands self fiver>>

Rindercella Tue 16-Mar-10 21:41:41

Oh dear, this isn't going well for Shelagh.

Oh no Shelagh, hope this isn't going to a CS

mamazon Tue 16-Mar-10 21:42:17

Oh no poor Shelagh.

Oh, don't like this!

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:42:24

I think it is

nerve wracking

Sabs1981 Tue 16-Mar-10 21:42:36


PictureThis Tue 16-Mar-10 21:42:41

Crash section

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 16-Mar-10 21:42:42

Shit, shit, shit... Emergency CS, I assume?

DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Mar-10 21:42:45

omg, the distressed woman's bloke is so stoic :O

Oh dear

PommePoire Tue 16-Mar-10 21:42:45

Michelle is very clear in her explanations her manner seems reassuring

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:42:46

Poor Shelagh!

That's what happened to DS.

But thankfully was fully dilated and he was down so ventouse, no need for epi.

He had cord wrapped round his neck.

msrisotto Tue 16-Mar-10 21:43:03

oh bless!

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:43:15

She must think she and the baby are going to die.

What a horrible feeling.

maxpower Tue 16-Mar-10 21:43:15

well done Richard, keeping cool in a crisis.... fingers crossed for Shelagh

Rindercella Tue 16-Mar-10 21:43:18


BelleDameSansMerci Tue 16-Mar-10 21:43:24

Poor Shelagh looks terrified. sad

DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Mar-10 21:43:30


this is the first time I have watched this programme sad

PommePoire Tue 16-Mar-10 21:43:34

Poor Richard, he's tough.

Alambil Tue 16-Mar-10 21:43:39

oh poor shelagh she's so scared... feel for Richard too

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:43:45

Aw poor Richard, how frightening for them both sad

How quick can they crash/GA you if you've not got epidural in already?

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:44:11

Just want to hug him

DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Mar-10 21:44:11

oh god! poor bloke!

CarGirl Tue 16-Mar-10 21:44:15


Remember a friend who had prolapsed cord, rushed to theatre with midwife's arm up her keeping the baby off it!

Happy ending though.

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:44:24

Not quick enough. They did a GA.

Rindercella Tue 16-Mar-10 21:44:25

Oh poor Richard. He must be terrified.

Beetroot Tue 16-Mar-10 21:44:32

why are so many of them lying down

PlumBumMum Tue 16-Mar-10 21:44:40

OMG that was all very quickshock

EightiesChick Tue 16-Mar-10 21:44:42

You can be knocked out very quickly.

PommePoire Tue 16-Mar-10 21:44:50

OH good Penny's up on her knees

CrankyTwanky Tue 16-Mar-10 21:44:54


expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:45:08

Go Penny!

That's how I delivered DD2.

Except I was hanging off the head of the bed for dear life!

Beetroot Tue 16-Mar-10 21:45:17

Brilliant Penny is on her hands and knees

EightiesChick Tue 16-Mar-10 21:45:35

With a GA, I mean.

PictureThis Tue 16-Mar-10 21:45:37

Poor Richard, he's been given the tightest set of theatre trousers grin

Bens staying away from the business end now!

helpet Tue 16-Mar-10 21:45:55

I was watching this for reassurance - I am clearly hormonal and without sense

5inthebed Tue 16-Mar-10 21:46:02

Why do I always cry when they do crash sections sad. Such awful memories of DS1 being born.

Push Penny push!

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:46:02

They are exceptionally tight grin

delivered DD2 and DS2 on my knees

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:46:02

YES! The head of the bed is your friend.

mamazon Tue 16-Mar-10 21:46:08

Michelle is a fantastic MW.

Poor richard is just as scared as Shelagh. he is being wise in his silence i think, she is terrified enough without worrying about how he is feeling.

oh bless him just walking around.

CarGirl Tue 16-Mar-10 21:46:17

wish they'd hurry up to the c-section outcome sad

PommePoire Tue 16-Mar-10 21:46:17

Me too, with my DD2, expat, on knees, gurning!

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:46:21

Go Penny

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 16-Mar-10 21:46:32

Penny's doing brilliantly. Hardly any drugs!

PommePoire Tue 16-Mar-10 21:46:43

Go Penny!

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:47:05

Aw a baby girl well done Penny and Ben

cyteen Tue 16-Mar-10 21:47:17

New baby


maxpower Tue 16-Mar-10 21:47:23

congratulations Penny & Ben

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:47:23

I stayed up on my knees till the placenta was out.

PlumBumMum Tue 16-Mar-10 21:47:34

yeah for Penny & Ben

DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Mar-10 21:47:43

omg - I cried!

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:47:44

Aw Penny

heather1980 Tue 16-Mar-10 21:47:50

god i want to cry now!

CarGirl Tue 16-Mar-10 21:47:56

crying here

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 16-Mar-10 21:48:01

I think Penny's in shock!

CaveMum Tue 16-Mar-10 21:48:02

Have to say Shelagh is a proper horsey bird! My friend was halfway through mucking out her horse's stable when her waters broke, she carried on and finished the stable before having a shower THEN telling her hubby they needed to go to hospital!

I'm pre-ttc but have assisted with plenty of foalings & can only say if only we women had it as easy as the mares do! The longest foing I attended was about 20 mins from waters breaking to birth!

5inthebed Tue 16-Mar-10 21:48:02

Aww, well done Penny and Ben!

Missus84 Tue 16-Mar-10 21:48:19


hotpotmama Tue 16-Mar-10 21:48:33

I cry every time I watch this programme!

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:48:39

Poor Richard.

Rindercella Tue 16-Mar-10 21:48:46

I'm going to have one of those in the next few days! grin

<blubbering mess alert>

cyteen Tue 16-Mar-10 21:48:56

Beautiful baby girl

I hope Shelagh and her baby are alright.

mamazon Tue 16-Mar-10 21:49:01

blubbing away here. I sooo want one!

now a bit worried about shelagh

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:49:12

What a long wait for Richard! How lonely for him sad

CrankyTwanky Tue 16-Mar-10 21:49:16


Beetroot Tue 16-Mar-10 21:49:17

blimey how did I dothat 4 times!

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 16-Mar-10 21:49:19

Cavemum, you're brave watching this pre-ttc! I wouldn't have watched this when I was pregnant never mind before.

PommePoire Tue 16-Mar-10 21:49:21

expat - and me! they had to pass her under me through my knees and she lay on the bed with it all going on above her.

Porr Richard so isolating when the mum's rushed off.

5inthebed Tue 16-Mar-10 21:49:32

Poor Richard. Could they not have got him some looser fitting trousers?

Sabs1981 Tue 16-Mar-10 21:49:32

An ad break! angry

sailorsgal Tue 16-Mar-10 21:49:41

Lovely baby. I'm getting broody but too chicken to do it again.

DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Mar-10 21:49:54

OH! A break! Itmust be ok news then. they wouldn't go to a break if it was bad news would they?

How can they say a line like make a choice between one or the other then go to the adverts

PlumBumMum Tue 16-Mar-10 21:50:17

Poor Richard waiting on his own he must be so scaredsad

Rindercella you are very brave to be watching this if you are that close to the end!!

Missus84 Tue 16-Mar-10 21:50:24

They wouldn't show it if Shelagh and the baby weren't ok, would they?

Bloody adverts!
I want to know what is happening

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:50:34

Rindercella is this your first baby? How exciting for you! I just said to DH shall we have another one.......we both agreed - no grin

All will be fine I'm sure.

Alambil Tue 16-Mar-10 21:51:47

LOL Mcdreamy its not that long since dd!!

mrsbean78 Tue 16-Mar-10 21:51:57

I cried for Penny too.. blub blub. What a moment to have filmed like this.

Hope Shelagh is okay.

I thought it was hilarious earlier when the midwife said she was the shepherd. You can imagine the bitching/sniggering that will go on about that in her workplace about that comment!

CaveMum Tue 16-Mar-10 21:51:57

He he, I'd rather know what I'm letting myself in for! I have a pregnant work colleague (6 months, 1st baby) who refuses to watch OBEM!

yes surely the couldnt take camera team into crash csection?

plus they wouldnt even show a sad ending? sad

CrankyTwanky Tue 16-Mar-10 21:52:17

My DH is saying "I can't go through it again" hmm
Too bad! (Due last week)

We have 2 dds and won't be having any more, I think that's why I love this program I know I don't have to do it again.

Rindercella Tue 16-Mar-10 21:52:51

McDreamy - 2nd baby, so I am fully aware just how bloody painful it is!! smile


CrankyTwanky Tue 16-Mar-10 21:53:14


PictureThis Tue 16-Mar-10 21:53:21

God you can see which way he's dressed in those trousers!!!!

oh thank god

Poor richard

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:53:33


Sabs1981 Tue 16-Mar-10 21:53:35


mrsbean78 Tue 16-Mar-10 21:53:35

Oh that poor guy.. his eyes when they said she was still asleep. Crying again now.

MamaGoblin Tue 16-Mar-10 21:53:37

So sad that he can't be with his baby as soon as he came out. sad

chegirlWILLbeserene Tue 16-Mar-10 21:53:42

Bloody hell. I am 36+ and watch every week WHY??????

At least it reminds me to put stuff in my hospital bags (HB but need to pack anyway).

I think I need some rescue remedy now.

Rindercella Tue 16-Mar-10 21:53:42

Am 39 wks tomorrow - DD1 was born, erm, at exactly 39 weeks!!

maxpower Tue 16-Mar-10 21:53:43

phew for baby

becksydee Tue 16-Mar-10 21:53:44

aw, a beautiful baby girl <broody, even though DS is only 6mo>

ooh, and a boy for shelagh & richard, how lovely

PlumBumMum Tue 16-Mar-10 21:53:44

Ahh the relief in his face

Rindercella Tue 16-Mar-10 21:54:07


PommePoire Tue 16-Mar-10 21:54:09

michelle is nice midwife

I have to say Richard makes those trousers look raaaaather good.

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:54:22

Aw a baby boy! Lovely smile

5inthebed Tue 16-Mar-10 21:54:39

So glad they got their baby boy out ok. Hope Shelagh is ok.

Michelle seems such a lovely and caring and dedicated midwife, I wish I had had her.

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:55:05

She is 13 months now Lewis - bought her first pair of shoes today grin!!!!

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:55:22

Have three. Definitely done - DH had the snip.

But now DS is 16 months old and !and getting into everything, and the girls are involved in dance, football, Beavers, etc., we feel complete.

Oh, what a beautiful baby!

PictureThis Tue 16-Mar-10 21:55:30

ros looks as grey as her uniform - how bizarre

mrsbean78 Tue 16-Mar-10 21:55:58

Oh it makes me so broody. What a lovely couple Ben and Penny are...

Why has Penny got loads of tubes in her arms?

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:56:04


I called DD2 my 'little someone'.

PlumBumMum Tue 16-Mar-10 21:56:08

Penny & Ben are brilliant

CaveMum Tue 16-Mar-10 21:56:11

Slartybartfast - just wanted to say FABULOUS name!

I take it you are a HitchHikers fan?!

This prog always makes me cry. Awww, I had DS 10 weeks ago and watching this makes me want 3rd DC NOW shock

Alambil Tue 16-Mar-10 21:56:42

awww so cute McD!!!! we must meet up soon

MamaGoblin Tue 16-Mar-10 21:56:49

I missed half of this - why is Penny stuck full of IVs? Did she have an epidural earlier that wore off for the last stage? Or an underlying condition?

CarGirl Tue 16-Mar-10 21:56:57

Think the Dads need a debrief as much as the mums!

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:57:08

3 is definitely the magic number expat wink

5inthebed Tue 16-Mar-10 21:57:39

Poor Shelagh looks wrecked.

Beetroot Tue 16-Mar-10 21:57:52

the fourth one is wonderful too!!!

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:57:59

Aw. His little head's all conical.

Poor Shelagh.

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 16-Mar-10 21:58:31

Ah Shelagh...

mamazon Tue 16-Mar-10 21:58:59

awww Richard is lovely.

Beetroot Tue 16-Mar-10 21:59:02

weird for him - not being the biological dad...amazing that he wants to bring him up

5inthebed Tue 16-Mar-10 21:59:02

Baby Fraser is gorgeous!

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 16-Mar-10 21:59:06

That baby boy is a little beauty.

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 21:59:08

Stop it Beetroot grin

Aw bless them! Beautiful baby boy smile

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 21:59:09

Oh, I'd definitely have had a 4th if I were younger.

But I'm 39 and tbh when I had DS at 37 I was knackered. My body never fully recovered.

Rindercella Tue 16-Mar-10 21:59:12

Richard is an absolute bloody star.

DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Mar-10 21:59:32

please can someone tell me the back story to him not being the dad? is there one?

maxpower Tue 16-Mar-10 21:59:46

what a lovely episode smile

Missus84 Tue 16-Mar-10 21:59:59

Gorgeous baby - and what a lovely couple.

CarGirl Tue 16-Mar-10 22:00:02

4th is the absolute nutter but so worth it - bestest birth ever

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 16-Mar-10 22:00:26

Oh God, look at what we're in for next week...

cyteen Tue 16-Mar-10 22:00:26

Oh goodness, Fraser is so beautiful WANT

Beetroot Tue 16-Mar-10 22:00:29

expat - yes it is bloody hard work when they are younger. I was 36 when I had my fourth

PommePoire Tue 16-Mar-10 22:00:30

Aw 'your son... our son' comment from Richard is very sweet, he sounds a bit, I don't know, tentative? He's seen Shelagh whisked off and gone through all the worry and she's still drugged up.

MamaGoblin Tue 16-Mar-10 22:00:40

Oh god, don't think I can watch next week's!

Rindercella Tue 16-Mar-10 22:00:40

Oh cheers for that Expat - I'm fact, I'll be 40 in 6 weeks' time! Wish I was 29 at the moment though! grin

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 22:00:40

Aw think next week will be a tear jerker!

Missus84 Tue 16-Mar-10 22:01:03

They split up, Shelagh was seeing someone else and got pregnant, then she and Richard got back together.

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 22:01:03

Richard and Shelagh split up. Shelagh went with someone else. Then she found out she was pregnant. Then they split up. Then she and Richard got back together.

Richard had two sons from a previous marriage, but he said he was not around so much because he was in the ARmy.

PictureThis Tue 16-Mar-10 22:01:03

See you next week people grin

CrankyTwanky Tue 16-Mar-10 22:01:04

<<sobs uncontrollably>>

She slept with someone else


becksydee Tue 16-Mar-10 22:01:18

i seem to have a bit of grit in my eye <sniff>

PlumBumMum Tue 16-Mar-10 22:01:19

same time next week then girls

sailorsgal Tue 16-Mar-10 22:01:21

That is the quickest hour gone.

Alambil Tue 16-Mar-10 22:01:27

back story - they were on/off for 7 years, for one year of the off, she got preg, not happy with the dad, left him and fell in love with Richard


maxpower Tue 16-Mar-10 22:01:30

basically they were on a break, she got pregnant then contacted Richard told him what had happened and they got back together.

expatinscotland Tue 16-Mar-10 22:01:51

I'm going to watch next week with a box of tissues!

DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Mar-10 22:02:04

Thank you Missus84 and Expat. Am going to watch the begining on +1

5inthebed Tue 16-Mar-10 22:02:21


Nex tweeks episode is going to be a tough one to watch.

KernowMother Tue 16-Mar-10 22:02:23

Awwww, see you next week for what looks like a very weepy one

Katz Tue 16-Mar-10 22:02:25

i want a baby!

maxpower Tue 16-Mar-10 22:02:26

see you next week

ExplodingBananas Tue 16-Mar-10 22:02:33

I wonder if next week will be all happy outcomes though sad

Same time, same place next week.

Good luck to the lovely ladies who are about to pop!!

McDreamy Tue 16-Mar-10 22:02:50

lol Starlight! grin

See you all next week - WITH TISSUES!

DinahRod Tue 16-Mar-10 22:03:00

That was a lovely programme.

DF they had an on off 7 yr relationship, they met when was driving a milk tanker I think she said, she got pg whilst on a break but didn't want to stay with the man. Texted Richard to say she was pg, and he was delighted. Unconventional but lovely couple.

Next week's looks emotional.

hi cavemum smile
s'good isnt it?
i read the book 20 odd some years ago and enjoyed it, and enjoyed the film that was on recently but just knew it was my mumsnet name , y'know?

um shelagh and her man were together lots of years with lots of breaks and during one break she was with another man but came back to richard.

DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Mar-10 22:03:09

and thank you too Lewisfan and MaxPower grin

DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Mar-10 22:04:06

and Dinah & slarty, thank you grin

RTKangaMummy Tue 16-Mar-10 22:04:47

next week looks like when my DTs were born and NNU experience sad

that must be a record number of responses duelingF.. grin

not sure I can watch next weeks, will bring back memories

DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Mar-10 22:06:19

oh and grin at StarlightMcKenzie

WillowM2B Tue 16-Mar-10 22:08:09

Absolutely best episode of the series so far. Have laughed and cried tonight watching it! Loved it.

CaveMum Tue 16-Mar-10 22:13:21

slarty it's my favourite book! I've read it so many times & listened to the radio shows. Most of my friends have never even heard of it, which I find sacreligious!

Thought the film was pretty good, but I'd have preffered it to be longer so they could have fitted more in. Shame that noone appears to want to make films of the books that followed.

Waswondering Tue 16-Mar-10 22:14:54

Not read thread but

(a) that mw reminds me soooo much of the girl on Holby City (is it Donna?) - right down to expressions!

(b) I wouldn't have answered the phone on labour ward with such a greeting!

That was a lovely baby girl birth though smile

i must re-read it, i bought the trilogy of four recently but time you know? and lack of..

fin54 Tue 16-Mar-10 22:20:33

Where do you find out what next weeks is about ?

littledawley Tue 16-Mar-10 22:39:13

Does anyone know what Penny called her baby? I hate it when they don't say their names!!

EightiesChick Tue 16-Mar-10 22:52:55

It's taken a bit of poking around but there's a video on the C4 website titled 'Penny bonds with new baby Isla'. It's here.

littledawley Wed 17-Mar-10 07:56:13

Ahh, thanks EightiesChick! I just love to know what they are called!

JollyPirate Wed 17-Mar-10 08:00:41

Awww! I missed you all last night. ExDH was here seeing DS and went off with the laptop so that "you can watch that bloody birth programme in peace"hmm.

I didn't quite have the heart to say "Er.... actually... I usually MN when I am watching the bloody birth programme".

Have enjoyed the thread over a cup of coffee this morning. Really enjoyed last night's programme - thought Richard was just lovely. Penny and Ben were fantastic - dig the "up on all fours" position for birth - one of my faves as a midwife - along wiht the standing up positions.

So - will see you all next week.

Eglu Wed 17-Mar-10 09:19:46

I couldn't come on here last night while watching, but that episode had to be the best yet.

Lovely parents all round.. WOnderful supportive Dads. Poor Richard looked so worried when waiting for news from the emcs.

Ben was also so lovely and sweet. REally great episode.

candyfluff Wed 17-Mar-10 09:49:36

loved last nights one born every minute - lovely couples and gorgeous babies didnt penny and ben's baby look like penny !! cried my eyes out he was so sweet with her during labour.
poor shelagh - that is what happened to my sister a code 1 emcs she really struggled to come to terms with it all sad

dawntigga Wed 17-Mar-10 10:50:24

I heart both mums last night and I double heart Richard


sweetkitty Wed 17-Mar-10 11:05:53

Couldn't get up to the pc last night as SPD was killing me.

Why do I watch this programme? 7 weeks and I have to do it all again.

Loved both couples, did wonder about Penny having the IVs in as it looked like she had a completely drug free birth! I have never had an IV in for any of mine (had G&A all 3 times though) too fast for anything else.

When Ben told her it was a girl (huge sob alert)

MaisietheMorningsideCat Wed 17-Mar-10 11:10:31

Watched this with a quivering lip and a tear in my eye from start to finish. Both Dads were wonderful - hope it's all going well for them.

tinkstoddleriswalking Wed 17-Mar-10 11:31:04

ye i agree the nurse form doctors or donna from holby.
il uved the younger couple so cute toghether and shenagh gr8

RebeccaRabbit Wed 17-Mar-10 14:13:04

Beetroot wrote: "weird for him - not being the biological dad...amazing that he wants to bring him up"

Not weird at all, there are many adoring dads to their adoptive children. Richard will be the one raising their son - he will be Fraser's daddy.

I had an IV with mine because of a fibroid - they were worried I might haemorrhage and so got one ready just in case. Maybe something similar for Penny?

Megglevache Wed 17-Mar-10 15:49:39

I watched this today as I'd Sky+'ed it.

Oh my, I was not expecting to react in quite the way I did.

I started to shiver when Shelagh got carted off. Same happened to me (distressed baby and C-section scar started to give way)although I was screaming to my poor dh to not dare leave me and poor dh was sobbing.

I really felt for them both. It made me realise how much I must've bottled up all those feelings after dd was born.

I'm glad they were all ok.

ooosabeauta Wed 17-Mar-10 21:25:58

Absolutely loved Shelagh and Richard. What a wonderful man. Didn't she remind you of the trucker in Gavin and Stacey when she first walked in? Seemed like a perfect romantic story, and made me weep by the end.

where is everyone?

JollyPirate Tue 23-Mar-10 21:02:24

Am here - there is another thread going but I got told off there.blush

he he he. What did you do?

no reflection on your winning personality, but i'm off to look for action on the other thread grin

comixminx Thu 25-Mar-10 11:22:53

Just watched this last night (recorded) - aw! It did give me worrying dreams though. Am only 17 and a half weeks, so a bit early for all that yet! DP was a bit disturbed by it all too (it's our first, can you guess?) - blood and pain and being whisked off! Seeing the babies at the end was really lovely though.

I thought both mums were great, and liked Richard a lot - thought Ben was a bit soppy though.

oldbird58 Mon 29-Apr-13 14:00:07

Suprisingly there is a very complicated back story and although I too thought that 'One Born every minute' was a lovely programme - the stories are not quite as they seem and do not seem to be checked out by the makers ... I am Richards ex wife..... so would advise every tale is taken with a huge bucket load of salt....

Did you seriously go searching for threads from a programme on 3 years ago to tell us to take a story most of us won't remember with a bucket load of salt?

I think since you are showing an alarming amount of 'bitter ex' behaviour I'll take anything you say with a cellar full of salt oldbird confused

oldbird58 Sun 05-May-13 22:19:14

MissyMooanherBeaverofSteel - lovely name ... Mumsnet .. great .. I was just warning everybody who watched the programme that it may not be quite as clear cut as it seems ... I am certainly not going to go into too much detail and I also did not go trawling through threads to find this ... I was told by a friend .... that being the case - I feel sorry for his wife then, and now which are neither me or Shelagh and feel particularly sorry for his two sons who had to watch a programme where he declared that he hadn't seen them because he was in the army ... he was in the army and chose not to see them - it was certainly not primarily because of operational movements, and this programme which was unexpected and hurtful opened scars which have still not healed for them. I certainly wasn't making assumptions about people and I would appreciate if you did the same.

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