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Prospect Cymru commissioned for BBC Three’s “How Not to be Pregnant”

A new six-part observational documentary series on midwives rehabilitating binge drinking, chain smoking and overeating pregnant women has been commissioned for BBC Three.
January 27, 2011

A new six-part observational documentary series on midwives rehabilitating binge drinking, chain smoking and overeating pregnant women has been commissioned for BBC Three.

DCD-owned Prospect Cymru will produce How Not to Be Pregnant (w/t), set to transmit this spring.

The series is inspired by statistics that show Britain has the highest rate of infant mortality in Western Europe. Each episode of the series will follow three pregnant women working with National Health Service midwives as they try to transform the mothers’ habits and reverse the dangers upon their unborn babies’ lives.

The series was commissioned by Samantha Anstiss, commissioning executive producer, factual, formats & documentaries at BBC3. The executive producer for Prospect Cymru is Sam Bickley and series producer is Emily Shields.

It will be distributed internationally by DCD Rights.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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