Which 'Midwife' Could Really Deliver a Baby?

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This moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life series, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London's East End in the 1950s. Jenny Lee, a young woman raised in the wealthy English countryside, has chosen to become a nurse and now, as a newly qualified midwife, has gone to work in the poorest area of the city. Attached to an order of nursing nuns at Nonnatus House, Jenny is part of a team of women who minister to expectant mothers, many of whom give birth at home in appalling conditions. The drama follows Jenny as she meets her patients and learns to love the people who live in the East End.
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  • #408 — Call The Midwife
    Trixie and Sister Mary Cynthia team up to support a deaf mother-to-be, while a case of morning sickness proves more serious than initially suspected. Elsewhere, Fred's daughter is less than delighted about his forthcoming wedding.
    Tuesday, Aug 22 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #501 — Call The Midwife
    Witness a couple's disagreement over the future of their child, born without arms and legs. Patsy, elated to find Delia fully recovered from her accident, is dismayed to learn that Delia's mother wants her to move back home to Wales.
    Wednesday, Aug 23 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #502 — Call The Midwife
    Barbara is caught between a stressed expectant mother and her impecunious husband. Sister Evangeline's vocal objection to the sale of baby formula distresses a new mother who's unable to breastfeed.
    Thursday, Aug 24 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #503 — Call The Midwife
    Learn why the pressure is on at Nonnatus House to find the source of a dangerous case of typhoid. Witness the reactions to an unwed schoolteacher's pregnancy.
    Friday, Aug 25 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #504 — Call The Midwife
    See how Sister Julienne's faith is tested by a limbless child and how a teenage pregnancy poses a problem for a young man who must choose between pursuing his studies or staying in the tenements to provide for his fiancee and their child.
    Monday, Aug 28 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #505 — Call The Midwife
    Learn why professionals like the Turners are reassessing their lifestyles as they fight for respiratory health for patients. See the unforeseen consequences of Fred's oversight of Violet's shop and how a new mother's past wreaks havoc on her family.
    Tuesday, Aug 29 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #506 — Call The Midwife
    See the consequences of a woman's decision not to report a rape and a mother's decision to conceal her daughter's pregnancy. Shelagh and Timothy secretly organize a long-overdue family camping holiday.
    Wednesday, Aug 30 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #507 — Call The Midwife
    Witness Dr. Turner's excitement about the contraceptive pill, Patsy's struggles to help a transient woman determined to avoid the maternity home, Nurse Crane's help in a post-natal emergency and the return of Sister Evangelina.
    Thursday, Aug 31 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #508 — Call The Midwife
    Join the residents of Poplar as Dr. Turner jumps into action to prevent further infant deformities, Nonnatus House tries to cope with a tragedy and there's joy all around at a wedding reception.
    Friday, Sep 1 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #2016 — Call The Midwife Holiday Special
    Follow the Nonnatus House family to South Africa after they receive an SOS call from a mission hospital that's understaffed, underfunded and threatened with closure. Facing tough challenges, they dig deep to save Hope Clinic and make a difference.
    Monday, Sep 4 at 3pm TPT LIFE

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