Having watched plenty of soap operas in my time, I thought I had an idea of what childbirth looks like.
But I’ve been doing some research recently and it turns out the scriptwriters have been telling heinous lies.
A recent episode of Corrie, for example, showed one character experience her waters breaking in a gush and an ad break, some panting and an extended episode later, out popped out a baby.
No need to worry about delivering the placenta (you mean squeezing out a human being isn’t enough, there’s... more?) The new mum simply reclined Cleopatra-like on a chaise longue, made some animalistic noises and had her brow patted.
I’ll have to wait to decide what’s worse – the sanitised soap version or the One Born Every Minute reality.