Stacey Dooley and the Lockdown Babies - BBC One - Tonight

by 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.

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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.


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Laura Driver

Blogger & Social Media Manager
Laura lives in Yorkshire, UK with her two teenage children. When they were little (and definitely not taller than her) she used to blog avidly about the trials and tribulations of motherhood. Laura is no stranger to all the joys small children can bring; sleepless nights, a random public meltdown or a spectacular poonami. She fondly remembers the time her youngest child rolled across a supermarket carpark in a trolley while she was putting her eldest child in the car and the time her, then, three year old took up swearing at a church event. Laura has worked for Your Baby Club, as a Social Media Manager, since 2014.

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