Doctors spoilers: Ruhma in premature baby heartbreak

Doctors, Ruhma Carter
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It's panic stations for midwife Ruhma when seven months pregnant Theresa suddenly goes into labour on Doctors. Will the premature baby survive?

It's a busy day for midwife Ruhma Carter (Bharti Patel) in today's episode of Doctors (opens in new tab).

First up, Ruhma meets Theresa Sutton (Ibinabo Jack) and her husband Jack when pregnant Theresa is rushed into hospital with pregnancy complications.

Theresa is only seven months pregnant, but its panic stations when her waters break and neonatologist Dr Janet Fielding (Emma Cunniffe) is called.

It's a bitter-sweet moment for Theresa and Jack when baby Josh is born, as it is uncertain if their premature baby will survive...

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Ruhma helps deliver a premature baby who may not survive on Doctors... (Picture: BBC)

But Phil refuses to listen to Dr Fielding's warnings and is convinced his son will survive.

At the same time, Ruhma is also reunited with Laura Wade (Julia Haworth) and her husband Russell (Nigel Boyle), who have just welcomed their baby, Daisy May after IVF treatment.

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Ruhma is reunited with Laura and Russell and their newborn baby, Daisy May on Doctors (Picture: BBC)

Back at The Mill, Sid Vere (Ashley Rice) remains secretive when Zara Carmichael (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh) questions him about his new romance with Imogen Hollins (Charlie Clemmow).

But things are still a bit awkward between Sid and receptionist Karen Hollins (Jan Pearson) after she voiced her disapproval about her daughter dating Sid. Will Karen have a change of heart?

And Zara is being surprisingly nice to her estranged husband Daniel Granger (Matthew Chambers).

Newly single Zara decides to ask Becky Clarke (Ali Bastian) for some advice on dating. But seeing as Zara knows Daniel and Becky have been secretly sleeping together, does Zara have an ulterior motive in asking Becky to hit the town with her in search of men?

Doctors continues weekdays at 1:45pm on BBC One

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