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Viewers are in awe of the couple who shared their story of a fetal anomaly on The Rotunda

It made for an emotional watch.

THE FIRST EPISODE of a new series, The Rotunda, aired on RTÉ2 last night.

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The series looks to give an insight into Ireland’s oldest maternity hospital, and the stories of the people that walk through its doors every day.

Kay Cramp, a mother of seven who acted as her daughter Nicola’s birthing partner as she welcomed her baby, was a fan favourite last night.

Some people had their minds made up for them.

… While one coupled shared the heartbreak of a fetal anomaly, and a nation cried with them.

Despite his short time spent on earth, baby Malachy left a lasting legacy.


Most people are familar with the black and white facts of a fetal anomaly, and have a basic understanding of loss. Watching something like this isn’t particularly unique, with shows like ‘One Born Every Minute’ paving the way for docu-series like this.

Given that this is set in an Irish hospital, in a setting the majority of people are familiar with through their own experience or others, it’s clear that this struck a chord with a lot of viewers. 

You can watch the first episode back here – a must-watch when it comes to understanding the gravity of losing a child.

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