Series 3 – Series Overview
Award winning series “The Rotunda” returns to RTÉ2 this Autumn with six new episodes charting the highs and lows of pregnancy and childbirth in the world’s longest running maternity hospital. Filmed during the most challenging time in living memory, this series follows 20 birth stories as parents-to-be, and staff manage the reality of childbirth in 2021. For some, pregnancy and birth will be without any medical complications while for others their journey to parenthood will have many challenges that will need to be overcome. This season will also dedicate one episode to revisiting some of the 56 previous birth stories filmed over Series 1 and 2 to find out what happened to those featured since then.
Dubliners Michelle and Clive return to the Rotunda three years after the birth of their first child Zach who passed away in the hospital after being born prematurely. They are hoping they can avoid early labour again and for the safe arrival of their second child. Meanwhile, college sweethearts Sara and Vishnu step into the unknown for the birth of their first child.
Also in the Rotunda, Leonie and Dan anticipate the arrival of twins while grandmother of seven Christine, is a birthing partner for the first time as she accompanies her daughter Ciara in the delivery suite.