Coronation Street viewers have complained on social media that a birth scene aired in Monday’s episode was not realistic.
The ITV soap welcomed a new addition for Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson), but the baby’s dramatic arrival in a lift posed some questions for soap viewers.
Fans of the programme wondered why the character’s labour was so quick, why the baby looked older than a newborn, and asked why there had been no umbilical cord to cut or placenta to deliver.
Waters break, and with one push out comes a toddler! Wow, what an unrealistic birth! Did she even take her knickers off?! #Corrie— Hazel (@Hazelxlove) February 21, 2017
#Corrie no wonder Leanne screamed!
Giving birth to 3 month old in a lift! #sounrealistic— catherine mchale (@cath2411) February 20, 2017
Those watching the episode were surprised by the size of the baby.
— kel (@kls13776) February 21, 2017
Plenty of people complained about the lack of detail in the scene.
Do umbilical cords and placentas not exist in soapland? #Corrie— Back With A Bump (@backwithabump_) February 20, 2017
That was the worst TV childbirth I've ever watched. If only it was that easy/quick/painless/clean/umbilical-cord-less/placenta-less #Corrie— E (@emmyshilltop) February 20, 2017
Even Jane and her husband agreed that Leanne had a remarkably quick labour.
Yeah leannes birth was a lot quicker 😂 https://t.co/9DTy8mMtzf— Jane Danson (@RealJaneDanson) February 20, 2017
However, one viewer praised the soap for not dragging the scene out.
#Corrie many programmes drag out a birth scene, no need ,we all know the reality !— Judith Baker (@NHSJude) February 21, 2017