Maternity Ward

Maternity Ward

2000 - 2004, Other, Science
Real life events, including childbirth, at a hospital's maternity ward.

Episode Guide

  • Maternity Ward - The Specialists (Season 1 Episode 60)
    Season 1 Episode 60:

    The Specialists

    Visiting the specialist centers that handle problem pregnancies where a risky C-section saves the lives of twins and a baby is born with a bladder defect.

  • Maternity Ward - Tiny Victory (Season 1 Episode 59)
    Season 1 Episode 59:

    Tiny Victory

    A woman does not stop bleeding after her Caesarean section; doctors deliver a baby at 25 weeks; a couple learns their newborn may have Down syndrome.

  • Maternity Ward - Young Mothers, New Lives (Season 1 Episode 58)
    Season 1 Episode 58:

    Young Mothers, New Lives

    A couple learns to deal with a special needs baby; a woman almost delivers her baby in the hospital's parking lot; doctors worry about the health of a deaf and mute woman's baby.

  • Maternity Ward - Receiving Hope (Season 1 Episode 57)
    Season 1 Episode 57:

    Receiving Hope

    Doctors and nurses at Detroit's Hutzel Hospital go beyond the call of duty for mothers who often do not receive adequate prenatal care.

  • Maternity Ward - Tough Choices (Season 1 Episode 56)
    Season 1 Episode 56:

    Tough Choices

    High-risk infant specialists give hope to mothers with the most desperate cases in the vast Southwest.

  • Maternity Ward - Unpredictable Journey (Season 1 Episode 55)
    Season 1 Episode 55:

    Unpredictable Journey

    Inside Shands Hospital ob/gyn unit, where life and death decisions are made everyday.

  • Maternity Ward - Delicate Balance (Season 1 Episode 54)
    Season 1 Episode 54:

    Delicate Balance

    OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City helps a surprisingly diverse population through some high risk pregnancies.

  • Maternity Ward - In a Family Way (Season 1 Episode 53)
    Season 1 Episode 53:

    In a Family Way

    A 14-year-old goes into premature labor.

  • Maternity Ward - Roller-Coaster (Season 1 Episode 52)
    Season 1 Episode 52:


    A couple learns that their baby might have a fatal disease.

  • Maternity Ward - Beating the Odds (Season 1 Episode 51)
    Season 1 Episode 51:

    Beating the Odds

    At a Florida hospital, doctors care for a woman who is pregnant with triplets and a diabetic who must have labor induced.

  • Maternity Ward - Anticipation (Season 1 Episode 50)
    Season 1 Episode 50:


    Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women in San Diego: A 27-year-old mother expects her second baby.

  • Maternity Ward - A Baby's Born in Brooklyn (Season 1 Episode 49)
    Season 1 Episode 49:

    A Baby's Born in Brooklyn

    A young mother cries for pain medication against her family's wishes; teens become engaged during a difficult labor.

  • Maternity Ward - Making a Difference (Season 1 Episode 48)
    Season 1 Episode 48:

    Making a Difference

    Premature baby arrives by an emergency Caesarean; terrified mother refuses to push during labor.

  • Maternity Ward - Strong Bonds (Season 1 Episode 47)
    Season 1 Episode 47:

    Strong Bonds

    A mother is in danger of losing her unborn baby; doctors tell a woman expecting twins that their umbilical cord may be used to save her older daughter, who has leukemia.

  • Maternity Ward - Deja Vu (Season 1 Episode 46)
    Season 1 Episode 46:

    Deja Vu

    An unlikely couple delivers twins; a mother of 1-year-old twins bears another pair; a teen endures 23 hours of labor.

  • Maternity Ward - Team Effort (Season 1 Episode 44)
    Season 1 Episode 44:

    Team Effort

    A baby experiences heart decelerations; a nurse plays the violin for a new mother and baby.

  • Maternity Ward - Close Calls (Season 1 Episode 43)
    Season 1 Episode 43:

    Close Calls

    A new mother develops preeclampsia: pregnancy-induced high-blood pressure.

  • Maternity Ward - Multiples Marathon (Season 1 Episode 42)
    Season 1 Episode 42:

    Multiples Marathon

    Twins; baby's head in a transverse position; triplets.

  • Maternity Ward - Labors of Love (Season 1 Episode 41)
    Season 1 Episode 41:

    Labors of Love

    A woman who is only 27 weeks pregnant is bleeding heavily; after years of trying to have a baby, a woman is about to deliver triplets.

  • Maternity Ward - Labor Intensive (Season 1 Episode 40)
    Season 1 Episode 40:

    Labor Intensive

    Emergency c-section; first-time mother; baby with fluid around his lungs.

  • Maternity Ward - Training Ground (Season 1 Episode 39)
    Season 1 Episode 39:

    Training Ground

    High-risk delivery of twins; premature delivery.

  • Maternity Ward - Worth the Risk (Season 1 Episode 38)
    Season 1 Episode 38:

    Worth the Risk

    The staff of OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City take on the most critical cases from across the state.

  • Maternity Ward - Life Changes (Season 1 Episode 37)
    Season 1 Episode 37:

    Life Changes

    A first-year doctor must perform an emergency C-section after her patient's placenta ruptures.

  • Maternity Ward - The Waiting Game (Season 1 Episode 36)
    Season 1 Episode 36:

    The Waiting Game

    Fifth child; heart condition; fertility center.

  • Maternity Ward - Body and Mind (Season 1 Episode 35)
    Season 1 Episode 35:

    Body and Mind

  • Maternity Ward - A Resident's Life (Season 1 Episode 34)
    Season 1 Episode 34:

    A Resident's Life

    Deaf and mute couple deliver their first baby; a baby's shoulders become lodged during delivery.

  • Maternity Ward - Risk Management (Season 1 Episode 33)
    Season 1 Episode 33:

    Risk Management

    Emergency Caesarean section; baby gets stuck; very large baby.

  • Maternity Ward - Balancing Act (Season 1 Episode 32)
    Season 1 Episode 32:

    Balancing Act

    A baby might have Down syndrome; premature twins; a woman is determined to deliver her baby naturally.

  • Maternity Ward - Vital Signs (Season 1 Episode 31)
    Season 1 Episode 31:

    Vital Signs

    Emergency Caesarean; mother under the influence of cocaine; mother prone to seizures; baby with a toxic chemical in its lungs; obstetric vacuum.

  • Maternity Ward - Extreme Measures (Season 1 Episode 30)
    Season 1 Episode 30:

    Extreme Measures

    Use of crack cocaine through a pregnancy; homeless mother; teen with twins; 20-year-old gives birth to her third child.

  • Maternity Ward - Crash Course (Season 1 Episode 29)
    Season 1 Episode 29:

    Crash Course

    Teen must decide whether to take her tiny infant off life-support; nurse's daughter's sonogram; teen endures labor and delivery.

  • Maternity Ward - Delivering Hope (Season 1 Episode 28)
    Season 1 Episode 28:

    Delivering Hope

    Three-day labor; newborn fails to breathe; twins are not growing at the same rate.

  • Maternity Ward - A Small Miracle (Season 1 Episode 27)
    Season 1 Episode 27:

    A Small Miracle

    Emergency c-section; woman gives birth after many miscarriages; diabetic mother.

  • Maternity Ward - Tools of the Trade (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:

    Tools of the Trade

    A mother becomes a midwife; a nurse's sense of humor lightens tensions; body piercing.

  • Maternity Ward - Uncertain Journey (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    Uncertain Journey

    Midwife attends teen mothers; perinatologist delivers child with its intestines outside the body; baby is born with spina bifida.

  • Maternity Ward - Helping Hands (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Helping Hands

    One-pound preemie; triplets; midwife's first grandchild.

  • Maternity Ward - Life Choices (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Life Choices

    Twins are delivered -- one naturally and one by a Caesarean section; a mother's diabetes causes her baby to develop "water on the brain.".

  • Maternity Ward - Miracle Workers (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Miracle Workers

    Severe preeclampsia; teen in premature labor; breech delivery.

  • Maternity Ward - Mind and Body (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Mind and Body

    Young mother with no prenatal care; rare genetic disorder; preemie.

  • Maternity Ward - Brooklyn Dreams (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Brooklyn Dreams

    A woman's water breaks too early, putting her and the fetus at high risk; one mother endures terrible labor pains, and another has severe pre-eclampsia.

  • Maternity Ward - Grace Under Pressure (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Grace Under Pressure

    An expectant couple plans to give the baby up for adoption.

  • Maternity Ward - Fragile Balance (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Fragile Balance

    Placenta previa; a beating by a boyfriend may cause a woman to lose her baby.

  • Maternity Ward - The Human Touch (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Human Touch

    Large baby; a woman who has had many miscarriages.

  • Maternity Ward - Baby Boom (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Baby Boom

    Doctors try to save quadruplets in pre-term labor.

  • Maternity Ward - First Days (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    First Days

    Natural delivery; two pairs of twins.

  • Maternity Ward - A Fighting Chance (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    A Fighting Chance

    Inside Baylor University Medical Center's maternity ward in Dallas, where more than 4,000 babies are born each year.

  • Maternity Ward - Start Small (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Start Small

    A woman goes into premature labor; unborn baby with gastroschisis; a woman's fourth pregnancy produces twin sisters.

  • Maternity Ward - One Every 98 Minutes (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    One Every 98 Minutes

    Premature labor; prison inmate about to give birth; hypertension.

  • Maternity Ward - The Risk Factor (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The Risk Factor

    Nurses and doctors help two pregnant women and a mother with HIV.

  • Maternity Ward - The Final Minutes (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Final Minutes

    A baby needs surgery right after birth; a pregnant woman develops gestational diabetes; woman pregnant with twins goes into premature labor.

  • Maternity Ward - A Child's Will (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    A Child's Will

    Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix; teenage and high-risk pregnancies.

  • Maternity Ward - A Long Road (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    A Long Road

    Baby has a heart defect; woman has two uteri; natural childbirth; formerly infertile woman is pregnant.

  • Maternity Ward - Little Bit of Faith (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Little Bit of Faith

    A doctor tries to find a heart rate for a 31-week-old baby; a woman with a fever fears giving birth; a woman whose first child was stillborn delivers her baby.

  • Maternity Ward - Fertile Desert (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Fertile Desert

    A woman gives birth to quadruplets as a result of fertility treatments; another woman delivers infant twins prematurely; a 14-year-old goes through labor.

  • Maternity Ward - Cutting the Cord (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Cutting the Cord

    Challenges of real-life maternity patients and hospital staff.

  • Maternity Ward - Every Stitch Counts (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Every Stitch Counts

    A baby with Down syndrome needs heart surgery; baby with spina bifida; newborn with heart/lung problems.

  • Maternity Ward - Risky Business (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Risky Business

    Doctors treat a pregnant woman with HIV and a crack addiction, a woman whose in-utero baby is anencephalic and a woman who has difficulty with her twins.

  • Maternity Ward - Hard Labor (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Hard Labor

    In-vitro fertilization; difficult delivery; emergency appendectomy.

  • Maternity Ward - Young and Scared (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Young and Scared

    A 15-year-old prematurely goes into labor; an emergency Caesarean section; a mother who bleeds uncontrollably weeks after giving birth.