Tuesday's TV pick: Miracle Babies

Published Tuesday, Nov 18 2014, 01:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Miracle Babies, C5, Tue 18 Nov

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Newborn babies might be the cutest little things ever, but sometimes they are Miracle Babies too, as the parents and medical staff at Liverpool Women's Hospital neonatal unit know all too well.

Baby Oliver was born 17 weeks early. He's recovering from emergency surgery to remove a diseased section of his bowel and will still need another operation to reconnect the two ends of his bowel.

The team must ensure he's stable and putting on enough weight to give him the best possible chance during surgery. The nurses must manually introduce partially digested milk into his lower bowel to keep him nourished.

Caspar is another baby born 17 weeks early and because his immature organs are not yet ready to support him outside the womb, he must be under constant supervision. When he stops producing urine, it looks like the worst might happen. Heartbreaking and heartwarming, watch this show with a tissue to hand.

Miracle Babies, C5, 9pm

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