One Born Every Minute – Week 3

The emotional rollercoaster that is One Born Every Minute is back for a third week. Netmums have joined forces with Channel 4 so that bloggers, Netmums members and viewers of the show can all join in by sharing their experiences. We’ve loved reading all of your unique experiences and would love to hear from more of you.

This weeks theme is #RuleBreakers.

The show this week will feature three stories of unconventional couples, and women who break the rules. Here’s a sneak peak of what to expect.

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Jayne (33) and Adam (34) were childhood sweethearts. They starting dating when they were sixteen – Adam can’t quite remember for how long, but Jayne’s memory hasn’t faded: “For a year, 4 months and 6 days” as he was her ‘first love’. Over the years they have had an on/off relationship. Adam first broke Jayne’s heart by cheating then she had relationships with other men, and women. Now Jayne’s made her choice: to be with Adam, and they are very much in love – “and married, so there’s no escape,” adds Jayne.

Rowena (32) and Akash (34) are from Hyderabad in India. Akash says that traditionally, in India, the father is not in the room during the birth – it’s all behind closed doors. But they’re eschewing tradition because Rowena thinks “it’s good for a man to see what pain a woman goes through in childbirth.” They were a rebellious couple when they were young. “I lied to my mum about going to the movies with Akash – we dated in secret”. But they’re very much in love and will soon return to India to marry. How will Rowena cope with a painful labour, and will Akash have second thoughts about agreeing to be with her during the birth?

Teenager Leanne (18) doesn’t see eye to eye with Carol, her mother, who finds it hard to accept that her daughter has got pregnant so young and without a steady relationship. Without a boyfriend, Leanne has asked her friend Lori-Beth to be her birth partner. Like typical teens they pass the time by texting, updating Facebook and discussing tabloid gossip. No subject is off limits, from TV’s This Morning, to the impact of childbirth on a vagina.

Meanwhile the team of midwives spend off duty moments pre-occupied with ‘fridge-gate’ – after a number of snacks have gone missing all food in the fridge must be labelled!

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We’d love you to join in and share your birth story. Here’s how:

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Write your birth story in the Netmums coffeehouse and you can easily upload a photo to your post too.

BLOGGERS

  • Add your blog to the Netmums Parent Bloggers Network
  • Write your blog post using the tag One Born Every Minute
  • Tweet a link to your blog to @C4OneBorn and @netmums using #oneborn #pain
  • Add a link to your blog post on the green ‘MisterLinky’ widget below

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One Born Every Minute is on Wednesday nights at 9pm on Channel 4 and available to watch online at www.channel4.com/lifebeings

If you are pregnant and want to find out more about labour and childbirth, there is loads of information and advice here:  Labour and Childbirth

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6 Responses to One Born Every Minute – Week 3

  1. Really enjoying the chance to blog about my birth experiences.

  2. I am really enjoying this linky giving different takes on my birth experiences! Thanks x

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  5. It was a more difficult theme to write on this week but I did it! 🙂 http://wp.me/p1Mski-cx

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