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March 6th, 2012, 05:27 AM
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Have any of you ever seen this show or heard of it? Call the Midwife - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia It's a drama series from the BBC, and I just bought it on DVD. I've been watching the first six episodes, and I'm finding it REALLY fascinating so far. It's based on a memoir by this woman named Jennifer Worth, so apparently it's based on true events. She worked as a nurse-midwife in one of the poorest districts of London in the late 1950's. She wasn't a nun, but she was stationed at a convent, and some of the other midwives who worked with her were nuns. They ran a prenatal clinic for low-income families and attended homebirths (which I guess was still pretty much the standard mode of childbirth for poor folks back then).

Anyway, it's really fascinating to see how birth worked in that era. It seems like in some ways it was more natural than now and in some ways it was less natural than now. So far the series has touched on all kinds of issues, from C-section to PPD to abortion to contraception. It's crazy to think how much things have changed (and then kind of come back full circle again) in such a short time.

I highly recommend this series, if any of you have a chance to see it! I'm also going to try to see if I can check out the memoir from the library, since it's supposed to be good as well.
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March 6th, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Sounds interesting!
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March 6th, 2012, 11:04 AM
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Sounds interesting! I'll have to check that out!
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March 7th, 2012, 06:47 AM
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I just finished the first 6 episodes online this week. It's so good.
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