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Sheridan Smith: Becoming Mum

  • Episode:

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX):

    Tue 01 Sep 2020

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 36 2020 : Sat 29 Aug - Fri 04 Sep

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 19 Aug 2020

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Sheridan Smith: Becoming Mum

With unprecedented access to actress and singer Sheridan Smith and her partner Jamie, this hour-long documentary tells the deeply personal and intimate story of her pregnancy and mental health struggles, past and present, as she prepares to become a mum for the first time.

It is thought that as many as one in three women experience mental health issues in pregnancy and in the months that follow. It is a subject that holds huge personal meaning for Sheridan, as she reveals aspects of her own story that she has never spoken about before.

The documentary follows Sheridan as she attends her first scans, pre-natal classes and sessions with a specialist therapist. She and her partner, Jamie, are filmed at home as they talk openly of their excitement and nerves about becoming parents.

While preparing for her new arrival, Sheridan talks extensively about her own mental health and explores what help is available for other pregnant women and new mums. She visits a charity-run group which provides crucial, emotional support for other mums-to-be.