Desperate Midwives takes a fresh look at the emotionally intense, sometimes precarious, often hilarious work of midwives. The series is focused on the labour ward of Derby City General hospital and follows the midwives and the many different types of mums and births they deal with on a daily basis.
The programmes look at birth from the point of view of the midwives and provides a real and sometimes raw portrait of this crucial passage of life. It’s an unflinching portrayal of the blood, sweat and tears of labour; including never-seen-before footage of epidurals; C-section operations; and of the moment of birth. This is one of the resources on the Open2.net website, which is the online learning portal from the Open University and the BBC.