Discovery Health Channel brings back an audience favourite that’s been nine months in the making…Baby Month. Now in its fifth year, this annual event has been so popular with viewers, we’re bring it back again this year with all new shows about the special miracle of birth, the joys and tribulations of multiples: twins, triplets, quads and quints, and the riotous life of raising 15 children with another on the way.
Not many people are part of an historical milestone, so imagine Teresa Anderson’s surprise when she finds out she’ll be the first surrogate mother in history to give birth to quintuplets in the Canadian premiere Quints by Surrogacy airing Sunday June 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The experience is one that Teresa and the babies’ parents, Louisa and Enrique Moreno, embrace, but the pregnancy isn’t without risk to both Teresa and the babies. Teresa has complications in her 32nd week and the doctors learn that one of the five babies has a serious heart condition that will require open-heart surgery just after birth.
Revisit Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and their fifteen children on Sunday June 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with the Canadian premiere of Raising 16 Children. This sequel to “14 Children and Pregnant Again!” catches up with this remarkable family as they manage daily life with fifteen children and another baby on the way. With organizational skills that would challenge any CEO, Michelle and Jim Bob home school their youngsters; manage everyday illnesses, bumps, and bruises; and shepherd youngsters to music lessons, church groups, and sports events – all while building a new and larger home for their growing family.
Twins, triplets, quadruplets, even quintuplets are becoming part of modern family experience. Scientific advances have made it possible for more and more mothers to carry multiples to a safe delivery date. But making it through the pregnancy is just the beginning. How do families cope with their multiple blessings at home? We’ll follow four families as they navigate through the trials, tribulations and mayhem of multiples during the Canadian premiere of Multiples & Mayhem airing Sunday June 18 at 7 p.m. ET.
Sunday, June 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT is the Canadian premiere of Quints: The First Year. This heartfelt special chronicles the Denny’s first year with their quintuplets. Born prematurely at almost 31 weeks, the quintuplets make their journey home while cameras follow the family as they settle into their new life and new ways. The documentary also shares the quintuplets’ medical progress and the challenges the Denny family faces in juggling five newborns at once.
Discovery Health Channel reunites with the families of five of the most fascinating cases from past seasons of Babies: Special Delivery, to learn how the babies, mothers and families, are doing since their eventful birth in the Canadian premiere of Babies: Special Delivery Reunion on Sunday June 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
“Baby Month, now in its fifth year, is one of our most popular annual events on Discovery Health Channel,” says Jody Read, VP of Content. “Canadian parents really connect with compelling programmes about creating and raising families, and viewers in general are eager to follow the continuing stories of challenging pregnancies and births, multiple siblings, and unusual family situations.”
Also featured during Baby Month are repeat broadcasts of the hit shows Oh Baby!, Make Room for Baby, Pregnancy for Dummies, Baby Whisperer and Body Challenge: After Baby. And every Friday in June, DHC is featuring Life’s Birth Stories Marathons from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET. This series follows families from their last-minute preparations to the main event as cameras are there to capture the struggle, the excitement and the joy that is the miracle of birth.