The Highland Midwife - Channel 5

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A new series of The Highland Midwife sees Morven faces some difficult decisions when a patient is in labour for nearly 40 hours

The days leading up to the due date are an anxious time for any pregnant woman, but when you live hundreds of miles away from the nearest hospital, your anxiety levels must be off the scale!

Luckily, Highland midwives Ruth (pictured above, far right), Morven and Hazel are on hand to remind the expectant mums to breathe deeply, as this fly-on-the-wall series returns for a second run of more tales of births not quite going to plan.

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Midwife Hazel Inglis with Inverness mums Shena Paterson with baby Hamish and Shelley Gill with her daughter Jessica

Fans of One Born Every Minute and Call the Midwife will love the drama of a delivery in the back of an ambulance at the side of the road, a C-section and a nearly 40-hour labour…

Not so sure about the poor women going through it, though!

TV Times rating: ****

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As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.