Episode 4

Today the show takes a closer look at life for Shetland's new and expectant mothers.

In the Gilbert Bain maternity department first-time mum-to-be Caitlin has come in, as she's eight months pregnant and can't feel her baby moving. And a woman, 10 days past her due date, has to be flown from Shetland to the mainland for specialist assistance giving birth.

Away from the hospital, cameras follow a midwife from Aberdeen who's recently moved to the islands and is struggling to find her way around while making house calls to Shetland's newest mothers.

And two young girls visit A&E, one having fallen off her Shetland pony and breaking her collarbone and another with a badly injured arm following a trampolining accident, meaning the staff at the Gilbert Bain, who are not specialist paediatricians, will have to use all their skills and training to treat them.

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