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.
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.
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.
Doctors and nurses at Detroit's Hutzel Hospital go beyond the call of duty for mothers who often do not receive adequate prenatal care.
High-risk infant specialists give hope to mothers with the most desperate cases in the vast Southwest.
Inside Shands Hospital ob/gyn unit, where life and death decisions are made everyday.
OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City helps a surprisingly diverse population through some high risk pregnancies.
A 14-year-old goes into premature labor.
A couple learns that their baby might have a fatal disease.
At a Florida hospital, doctors care for a woman who is pregnant with triplets and a diabetic who must have labor induced.
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women in San Diego: A 27-year-old mother expects her second baby.
A young mother cries for pain medication against her family's wishes; teens become engaged during a difficult labor.
Premature baby arrives by an emergency Caesarean; terrified mother refuses to push during labor.
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.
An unlikely couple delivers twins; a mother of 1-year-old twins bears another pair; a teen endures 23 hours of labor.
A baby experiences heart decelerations; a nurse plays the violin for a new mother and baby.
A new mother develops preeclampsia: pregnancy-induced high-blood pressure.
Twins; baby's head in a transverse position; triplets.
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.
Emergency c-section; first-time mother; baby with fluid around his lungs.
High-risk delivery of twins; premature delivery.
The staff of OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City take on the most critical cases from across the state.
A first-year doctor must perform an emergency C-section after her patient's placenta ruptures.
Fifth child; heart condition; fertility center.
Deaf and mute couple deliver their first baby; a baby's shoulders become lodged during delivery.
Emergency Caesarean section; baby gets stuck; very large baby.
A baby might have Down syndrome; premature twins; a woman is determined to deliver her baby naturally.
Emergency Caesarean; mother under the influence of cocaine; mother prone to seizures; baby with a toxic chemical in its lungs; obstetric vacuum.
Use of crack cocaine through a pregnancy; homeless mother; teen with twins; 20-year-old gives birth to her third child.
Teen must decide whether to take her tiny infant off life-support; nurse's daughter's sonogram; teen endures labor and delivery.
Three-day labor; newborn fails to breathe; twins are not growing at the same rate.
Emergency c-section; woman gives birth after many miscarriages; diabetic mother.
A mother becomes a midwife; a nurse's sense of humor lightens tensions; body piercing.
Midwife attends teen mothers; perinatologist delivers child with its intestines outside the body; baby is born with spina bifida.
One-pound preemie; triplets; midwife's first grandchild.
Twins are delivered -- one naturally and one by a Caesarean section; a mother's diabetes causes her baby to develop "water on the brain.".
Severe preeclampsia; teen in premature labor; breech delivery.
Young mother with no prenatal care; rare genetic disorder; preemie.
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.
An expectant couple plans to give the baby up for adoption.
Placenta previa; a beating by a boyfriend may cause a woman to lose her baby.
Large baby; a woman who has had many miscarriages.
Doctors try to save quadruplets in pre-term labor.
Natural delivery; two pairs of twins.
Inside Baylor University Medical Center's maternity ward in Dallas, where more than 4,000 babies are born each year.
A woman goes into premature labor; unborn baby with gastroschisis; a woman's fourth pregnancy produces twin sisters.
Premature labor; prison inmate about to give birth; hypertension.
Nurses and doctors help two pregnant women and a mother with HIV.
A baby needs surgery right after birth; a pregnant woman develops gestational diabetes; woman pregnant with twins goes into premature labor.
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix; teenage and high-risk pregnancies.
Baby has a heart defect; woman has two uteri; natural childbirth; formerly infertile woman is pregnant.
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.
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.
Challenges of real-life maternity patients and hospital staff.
A baby with Down syndrome needs heart surgery; baby with spina bifida; newborn with heart/lung problems.
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.
In-vitro fertilization; difficult delivery; emergency appendectomy.
A 15-year-old prematurely goes into labor; an emergency Caesarean section; a mother who bleeds uncontrollably weeks after giving birth.