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Newborn Russia. Episode 8


When 29-year old Elena started having contractions, her cervix hadn't fully dilated yet; the obstetricians must find a solution. Her Sudanese husband Samir has joined her in Moscow to offer moral support, but he won't be in the delivery room to hold her hand. Meanwhile, Ekaterina arrived at the hospital the previous night. She's been married for five years and has planned to have a baby for just as long; her first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. Although she attended birthing classes, nothing has prepared her for the pain of her contractions. Witness the miracle of birth, twice.

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