Would-be-mother’s husband & sister row over who’ll be present at childbirth. Newborn Russia (E51)

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Yulia is 34 and a proud mother of a little girl. Now she’s getting ready for her second natural delivery. Her husband Dmitry and sister Lidia are supporting her. In fact, the two can’t agree on who’ll have the honour of being present during Yulia’s labour. Dmitry insists it’s his right as the baby’s father, but Lidia says she needs to be there for her sister as they’ve always been very close. The sisters are indeed inseparable and even still live together despite Yulia being married and raising a family. Will Dmitry and Lidia reach a compromise or will one of them prevail?

Meanwhile, 32-year-old Irina is getting ready for her first delivery. She and her husband Aleksandr have been together for 16 years and have gone through 3 IVF treatments to have this baby. Now Irina can’t wait to finally hold her son in her hands, but the baby is in no hurry to be born. As her pregnancy is overdue, Irina may either have to have her labour induced or opt for a C-section.

Where do Russians come from? In modern Russia, life usually begins at state-run maternity hospitals; it is up to these medical establishments to deliver new babies into the world. RTd takes you inside the delivery room, where you’ll meet expectant mothers, nervous fathers, and the men and women whose task it is to perform deliveries and face any challenges that stand in the way.

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