December 2, 2010

VUMC Subject of New TLC TV Series

Once again Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been chosen as the subject of a new medical reality TV series scheduled to make its broadcast debut on TLC next spring.

The series, titled "Baby’s First Day," is a new effort for TLC’s daytime programming lineup and will focus on stories about mothers and their newborn babies.

Participating faculty and staff from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Women’s Health, faculty and staff with the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Midwifery Practice, Department of Pediatrics and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, along with their patients will be the subjects of this new series.

Filming for the project is currently under way on 4 North, 4 East in VUH, in Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Center at One Hundred Oaks and the West End Nurse Midwifery Practice.

The entire first season of "Baby’s First Day," which will consist of 26 half-hour episodes, is being filmed at here at VUMC. Production at VUMC will continue through mid-January 2011, with the first episodes planned to debut on TLC sometime during April.