Stacey Dooley and the Lockdown Babies - BBC One - Tonightby Laura Driver
An insight into what life has been like for parents of newborns, during the Coronavirus Pandemic, in Bradford will go under the national spotlight tonight, on BBC One at 7.30pm.
Stacey Dooley spent a week at Bradford Royal Infirmary last month to film ‘Panorama: Stacey Dooley and the Lockdown Babies’. A total of 454 babies, including nine sets of twins, were born at BRI’s maternity unit during June - and some of these ‘lockdown’ babies will now feature in the documentary. During the documentary, Stacey meets pregnant women terrified of coronavirus, women giving birth and new mothers.
She also speaks to the hospital’s midwives and doctors, who reveal how their lives have changed in order to protect mothers, babies and themselves from the risk of infection during the pandemic. Filming for the programme took place over a week in early June at BRI’s Women’s and Newborn Unit, Neonatal Unit and Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR), all part of Bradford Teaching Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust.