Hansen og Pedersen

The Maternity Ward 2000


The documentary series The Maternity Ward portrays life at a maternity ward and all that it brings: births, contractions, and preparations. Join us all the way back to where it hurts. In The Maternity Ward we follow the midwives in real everyday dramas. They are strong women in a job that requires quick and serious decisions, but at the same time offers an incredible happiness when, on daily basis, they are witnessing the miracle of a birth. We follow the midwives closely, all the way  to the cutting of the naval string, and we hear their considerations during birth to secure the childrens’ safety.


The series was nominated Documentary of the Year at the TV Festival in 2000.




  • Title The Maternity Ward
  • Length6 x 30 min.
  • PRODUcTION year2000
  • directorAnders Riis-Hansen & Eva Schulsinger
  • producerMalene Flindt Pedersen
  • photographyPer Fredrik Skiöld
  • editingKasper Leick
  • musiCJan Rørdam
  • in collaboration withTV2 Danmark