“ Genre: Reality Show / Broadcaster: E4 „
I am addicted to reality programmes mainly wedding and baby programmes and when I saw that Natalie Cassidy was filming a fly on the wall documentary about what it is like to become a mum and I decided to watch it, against my husbands will.
Shown on E4 on a friday at 9pm the documentary ran for 4 episodes for an hour.
Natalie Cassidy was born on the 13th May 1983 and is an english actress most famous for her role of Sonia Fowler in Eastenders.
The show follows Natalie and her Fiance Adam we learn how they met and how their whirlwind romance developed into true love and Natalie found herself pregnant within 9 months of meeting Adam.
The series takes us behind the scenes as Natalie moves home, talks about her proposal and her exclusive deal with OK magazine and the stresses of keeping the engagement a secret from the paparazzi. We follow Natalie as she embarks on her second scan of the baby where she refuses to find out the baby's gender.
We follow Natalie and Adam and her close friends and Family as they return to the Isle of Wight festival where Natalie met Adam a year previously but all is not fun as Natalie cannot join in the festivities being heavily pregnant and finds it hard to control Adam when he is heavily under the influence of alcohol.
Making guest appearances in the show are Nikki Graeme famous from Big Brother but was Natalies companion at the previous years Isle of Wight festival and Alan Carr.
The show really gives us an insight into what life with Natalie is really about as we learn how she lost her mother in 2002 when she died of bowel cancer and you really feel for Natalie as she goes through her pregnancy wishing her mother was there to share some of the concerns she has and for general reassurance.
It really made me feel sad when she talked about how she wished her mother was with her to help her pick her baby's pram and there was a definate lump in my throught when she was reminiscing about how she remembers her mum and the childhood she had.
Although we do not witness the birth we do follow the dramas as we learn that giving birth is not straightforward and as Natalie really wants to have a natural labour when she discovers that her baby is breech and needs to turn or she will have to have a c section, Natalie is distraught but later through the show the baby turns and Natalie looks forward to a natural delivery.
At the end of the series we learn how the baby is eventually delivered and whether she gets her natural delivery or whether she has to have a c section and we also get to meet the new arrival for the first time.