…because we see women giving birth in their own way, fully supported in their own homes – with all the human drama that brings.
…because the women are active participants in their own childbirth experiences – pushing themselves to the limit and rewarded with a beautiful baby.
…because it celebrates time honoured true midwifery skills that are unique and, in some countries, extremely rare.
…because it normalises normal birth on mainstream TV.
…because we are reminded how lucky we are to have modern obstetrics on standby – if required.
…because we are reminded of the vital importance of legal abortion and decent birth control for women’s health.
…because we see the doctors respecting the work of the midwife and the innate ability of women to give birth themselves.
…because, as the doctor said in episode 2, a good midwife ‘makes a woman feel safe….the rest is just mechanics’.
…because Miranda Hart is a BIRD !!! (Chummy and the Mother working together to birth a breech baby was awe inspiring telly).
…because it makes you feel proud to be a woman and proud of the wonderful midwives we have in the UK and around the world.
…because women need midwives need women.
The tabloids love it too….
What do you think ? We’d love your comments here.