'Switched before Birth': 5 things you need to know about Lifetime movie
Two new mothers bond over finally being pregnant, after struggling with miscarriages and terrible luck
Lifetime's latest movie 'Switched before Birth' throws light on the lives of two women. One of them is Olivia Crawford, who struggles with several miscarriages and IVF treatments that have backfired. She is on the moon when she finally hears some good news about her pregnancy. During one of her appointments, she meets and instantly hits it off with Anna Ramirez (Justina Machado), who is facing similar problems. As Anna too becomes pregnant after constant struggles, she bonds with Olivia as the two celebrate their happy news.
Having said that, what was supposed to be a new and lifelong friendship doesn't last long. When Olivia gives birth, they discover that the two babies are not twins - one of them is biologically Anna and Gabe's, implanted into Olivia by mistake. The two women cannot meet each other's eyes - while Olivia aims to keep the baby she carried and birthed, Anna is willing to fight for a son that's her own.
When does 'Switched before Birth' release and where can you watch it?
'Switched Before Birth' premieres on October 23, at 8 pm ET on Lifetime.
What is 'Switched before Birth' all about?
Olivia Crawford (Skyler Samuels) finally becomes pregnant with twins, after several miscarriages and failed rounds of IVF treatments. During the IVF process, she meets Anna Ramirez (Justina Machado). Anna is going through the same struggle of conceiving. But once she finds out that she is pregnant, she bonds with Olivia as they celebrate their happy news.
Who stars in the Lifetime movie?
Skyler Samuels as Olivia Crawford
Skyler Samuels is a well-known American actress and model, known for her roles in the popular TV shows 'Wizards of Waverly Place', 'The Gates', 'The Nine Lives of Chloe King', 'Scream Queens', 'That's So Raven', 'The Suite Life' and 'The Gifted'. Samuels was first spotted when she was on her way to being a Disney Channel regular. She attended Stanford University whilst shooting for the title character of 'The Nine Lives of Chloe King' on ABC.
The rest of the cast includes Yancey Arias as Gabe Ramirez, Charles Green as ER Doctor, Justina Machado as Anna Ramirez, Michael Rose as Pete, Alex Sgambati as Lily, and Bo Yokely as Brian Crawford.
The movie is directed by Elisabeth Rohm.
We're yet to see a trailer for the film but stay tuned!