Call the Midwife

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kaiaaa
S10 Christmas special: The circus has many circus animals. While we do not see any outright animal abuse in the episode, today, the use of circus animals is critizised. The animals are not shown on-screen very often. S10E7 a rat is killed by beating it, and the body is shown 9:00-11:00
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quietpoem
Bugs are shown in a patient's apartment in season 1 episode 3.
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kaiaaa
S10E7 a rat is killed and the body is shown 9:00-11:00. ~21:25 a cockroach is crushed with a shoe
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kaiaaa
S10E7 a rat is killed and the body is shown 9:00-11:00
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quietpoem
A spider is smashed with a shoe in part 1 of the 2016 Christmas episode (season 5 episode 11 on Netflix). It is shown alive around 11:30, but not shown smashed.
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kaiaaa
There is child neglect and physical abuse in a few episodes. Not sure if physical abuse is shown in any episode but it is sometimes discussed. S7 Christmas special - a patient was sexually abused as a child by a family member. S10 someone moves from a catholic orphanage to live on their own. Her daughter is living in a different orphanage belonging to the same order. In S10E7 it is revealed that the children are physically abused there.
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kmspd1997
Trixie has recurring struggles with alcoholism throughout the story.
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southerncharmer2
Scissors are mentioned several times in the process of delivery to accomplish an episiotomy to enlarge the opening for the baby to be delivered through. Also with EACH birth there is a scene of cutting the umbilical cord (scissors cutting through ropey, sinewy tissue).
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averyanderson2018
In the season 3 Christmas episode, a child loses a tooth and it it shown.
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averyanderson2018
In S6E6, it is revealed that a Somalian patient has undergone female genital mutilation, and the episode tackles side effects during her pregnancy that happen because of this.
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averyanderson2018
In the Season 10 Christmas Special, one of the carts at the circus catches on fire and burns down, but everyone makes it out safe though there is suspense added.
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catharinamg
One episode did feature a man who had to have his legs amputated. It is never mentioned again past that episode, so it’s not a recurring element.
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averyanderson2018
In S1 E5, Jenny has an asthma attack and almost drowns in the pool. She has asthma so there are other scenes where she struggles to breathe, but this one is the worst.
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averyanderson2018
S1E4 - about 14 min mark, a pregnant woman has a seizure in car due to eclampsia. Lasts about 10 seconds. S4 Christmas Special - there is a male character with epilepsy and he is shown having seizures. S10E5 - A child has a seizure around the 19 minute mark. Only lasts about 10 seconds and she is okay.
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averyanderson2018
A character falls off of a great height in S3 E4 and shatters his ankle and breaks his femur. In the Season 10 Christmas Special, someone falls down the stairs and breaks their leg, but nothing is shown.
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Marcieisspecial
Sister Monica Joann falls down the stairs and severely injures herself in the 2020 Christmas special.
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averyanderson2018
Several babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth.
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KRAmazonPrime
In episode 4 of season 1 a baby is kidnapped by a 15 year old suffering from poor mental health after her baby was taken from her.
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kmspd1997
There are several deaths in childbirth or from complications afterwards. Additionally, some episodes have parents dying outside of the context of childbirth. S6E8 has a mother with young children die.
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averyanderson2018
Several episodes with side characters (patients) involve cheating, but it is not a main plot point.
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kmspd1997
There is a scene with a woman in underclothing in a bath, but no nudity.
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kaiaaa
S10 Christmas special: there are clowns in some of the circus scenes
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averyanderson2018
**all instances of actual v* being shown, not including when it is just mentioned. I am a severe emet, but this is one of my favorite shows and is so worth it if you can skip these scenes!** S1 E2 - when Chummy is delivering the baby that is in breech position, the pregnant mom v*. This is the birth that happens during the wedding. She says a line about feeling sick but it happens right after. S1 E7 - Unexpected cut scene, a young character who they are worried about developing septicemia v* into a toilet several times. This happens right after the policeman starts handing out flyers for the abandoned baby, then cuts to this scene. S2 E3 (E4 on Netflix) - Jimmy complains about abdominal pain and says he has v* in the past. There is a scene where the front of his shirt is soiled as if he has v* - this is during the scene when he comes to the hospital by ambulance and it just looks like a yellow stain. S2 E5 (E6 on Netflix)- Nora, the woman who wants an abortion, v*. This happens when her children are eating around the table and her husband asks if she’s alright. S2 E6 (E7 on Netflix) - A woman coughs into a handkerchief and there is blood in it early in the episode. S3 Christmas Special - When the children are singing “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” Chummy asks Jack to sing out and show the younger kids how it is done, then he leans over and v*. S3 E3 (E4 on Netflix) - When a father comes in to see his wife and baby about halfway through the episode, she says she must look terrible and he says she looks fine, and then she says, “I’m gonna be s*” and a nurse brings in a bowl and she v*. S3 E6 (E7 on Netflix) - Timothy tells Trixie that a boy has been s* on the floor of the bus but you don’t see/hear anything at this point. When it cuts back to them, Trixie comes out carrying paper towels that are dirty (and look like they have v* on them) that she used to clean it up and asks, “How’s the patient?”, and right after this a boy leans over and v*. S3 E7 (E8 on Netflix) - Chummy's mom has just said goodbye to Freddie and is about to leave. She and Peter are talking and she says she’s a natural with horses. Just after this line she gets a strange look on her face and v* a small amount into a handkerchief. S4 E1 (E2 on Netflix) - Trixie delivers a baby in the back of a car, and when she gets inside, the mother says “I’ve been s* on the seat.” Nothing mentioned again until after the birth, but when the mother asks Trixie if blondes have more fun, Trixie looks down and sees that she has knelt in the v*. It is shown. There is also a part just past the 20 minute mark when Trixie and Patsy start dancing together. Barbara is shown looking s*, and there are a few cutaways back and forth between her and the girls dancing – she eventually g* but doesn’t v* (this happens right after she lays her head down on the bed and groans). However, there is a deleted scene that is shown when watching on TV as opposed to Netflix where Trixie and Patsy help her to the bathroom and we hear her v* off-screen. If you mute it after she g* and unmute it when Patsy and the sisters are talking in the next scene, you should be okay. S4 E5 (E6 on Netflix) - The Sylhet mother gets diphtheria and is shown coughing something up into a handkerchief. Lots of coughing and wretching that may be triggering. S4 E6 (E7 on Netflix) - The young woman with diabetes is shown v* into a toilet around the 13 minute mark. Mute after she says "I'm about to be sick" and you should be fine. S4 E8 (E9 on Netflix) - Very unsafe. A main storyline is about a mother with constant morning sickness. If you don’t want to miss plot points but still want to watch, mute every time you see the blonde woman (first appearance is in the waiting room of the clinic.) Mentioned a lot, and mostly sound, almost no visual. S5 E3 (E5 on Netflix)- Around the 11 minute mark, a pregnant woman is shown leaning over the toilet. Her landlady asks what she is doing from outside the door, and a few seconds after, we hear her v*. Audio only. S5 E4 (E6 on Netflix) - Around the 40 minute mark, Trixie and Tom pull a semi-conscious man (Ian) out of a flat following his suicide attempt via carbon monoxide poisoning. Shortly after, Ian leans over to v*. S5 E6 (E8 on Netflix) - Thora (the mom of the pregnant woman) v* in the sink after she finds out she hurt her daughter by pulling out the umbilical cord. S5 E7 (E9 on Netflix) - A mother is walking down the stairs with her husband and Nurse Crane and the mother is seen repeatedly v* over the side. The scene cuts to something else and then cuts back to her v*. If you look away for about 30 seconds, you should miss both scenes. S6 E2 (E3 on Netflix) - After the smallpox clinic, Shelagh stops to v* a small amount into a handkerchief. No visual, and after this it is over. S6 E3 (E4 on Netflix) - Shortly after the 28 minute mark, Lucy (Barbara’s patient) runs into the surgery, and after a cutaway to her unresponsive newborn, she v* onto one of the chairs by the door. Audio and visual. S8 E1 (E2 on Netflix) - Two women are in their kitchen talking. One of their sisters looks unwell and v* into the sink. S9 Christmas Special - The mother who gives birth in the lighthouse says “I think I’m going to be s* and she v*. This happens after these gives birth. The rest of the episode is safe. S10 Christmas Special - Some coughing from a patient with lung cancer, but otherwise completely safe. Nothing he coughs up is shown. S10 E1 - Around the 13 minute mark, one of the pregnant women’s husbands is heard coughing and then comes around the corner with blood on his face, hands, and in a rag. No v* shown, but the sight and audio could be triggering. In the meeting with Dr. Turner after the woman’s husband meets his friend at the bar, v* is mentioned but not shown at all. S10 E3 - The patient who comes in and claims she is pregnant, though she is not, discusses feeling s* throughout the episode and v* is discussed in many scenes with her in it towards the end of the episode. Around the 37 minute mark, she tells Sister Hilda that she v* in the night, and the v* is shown in the basin. No audio in this specific scene, though the v* is described as having blood in it. Later in the episode, around the 50 minute mark, the same character overdoses and v* when Sister Hilda comes in to check on her again. Audio and visual, though not super graphic. This scene only lasts for about 30 seconds.
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MarineHaddock
There are patients on the district rounds who suffer from incontinence, including patients finding unconventional places to hide soiled garments
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averyanderson2018
The police is shown in episodes, and a main character’s husband is a police officer, but no copoganda.
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pmcgirl0
A woman is treated with electroshock therapy in a mental hospital after suffering from postpartum depression.
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kaiaaa
S10E2 a patient is diagnosed with leukemia
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kaiaaa
S7E6 someone living in a mental institution is visited. S10E4 Someone goes to conversion therapy for a few hours.
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averyanderson2018
The show is about midwifery, and all episodes include scenes that take place in a hospital, clinic, or in homes performing births.
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littlebrownbats
Suicide attempt in season 4 episode 3 does not end in suicide
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kmspd1997
Trixie delivers a baby in the back of a car in an early episode. The camerawork could feel claustrophobic to some, though the characters involved are at most inconvenienced by the lack of space.
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kaiaaa
S7E8 a prisoner self harms, the marks are shown
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kaiaaa
There are a lot of babies in this show. Sometimes they cry, such as after childbirth.
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QuintusHazard
Abortions are mentioned a few times, and in one episode an illegal abortion is attempted on-screen.
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kaiaaa
There are miscarriages in this show. In S10 Christmas special there is a mum who has had many miscarriages or babies dead during childbirth.
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kaiaaa
The main theme of the show is midwifery. Childbirth is often shown on-screen, but I believe anything explicit is always hidden.
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QuintusHazard
In one episode, a woman with Downs Syndrome is described as abnormal. Because of the time period the program is set in, there is a largely negative stigma toward people with mental illness and disability throughout the series.
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kaiaaa
In S10E4 parents initially have a negative reaction to a teenager coming out as gay. He goes to conversion therapy but only for a few hours.
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kaiaaa
S10E4 parents initially have a negative reaction to a teenager coming out as gay. He goes to conversion therapy for a few hours.
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PoeDameron
Their is an intersex patient in s8 e7 who is subsequently misgendered and treated to the stigma and bigotry of the time
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kmspd1997
The 2017 Christmas Special has Fred in drag as a gag for the Christmas Pantomime.
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averyanderson2018
No fat jokes, but fatphobic language in S10E4. A woman with latent diabetes due to being pregnant is told by the hospital that she is obese and “just needs to eat less” after a glucose tolerance test, and they deny that she has diabetes.
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PoeDameron
The first stillbirth/child death shown to the viewer is a Black baby
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kaiaaa
S7 Christmas special - a patient was sexually abused as a child by a family member
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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QuintusHazard
In series 1, episode 5, an elderly brother and sister are revealed to have been in an incestuous relationship for decades.
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averyanderson2018
In some of the Christmas episodes, Santa is talked about as if fake or Fred is shown dressing up as Santa for a Christmas show. But the show also isn't a show that kids would enjoy in the first place.
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southerncharmer2
Some episodes do. There are main characters that leave and/or die and those episodes are sad-ending to me.
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kaiaaa
S7E6 a car accident happens
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PoeDameron
A small child is struck by a main character after running into the road, he is injured but survives
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averyanderson2018
No, but in S1 E5, Jenny almost drowns in the pool. She then has an asthma attack but she lives.
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n0mmiie
Season 6, episode 6 features the threat of direct nuclear warfare as a central theme. No explosions are shown, however the cast legitimately believes they are about to be nuked and the episode will most likely be triggering to those who struggle with nuclear explosions, "end of the world" scenarios, and similar themes. The "next episode" preview in the previous episode (6:5) also shows a clip of this, but is right at the end and can be easily avoided by stopping the episode when the preview starts. || Season 10, episode 1 includes a scene where characters are watching footage of nuclear bomb tests: the explosion is shown clearly on screen for several seconds. One of the major themes of the episode is nuclear radiation and the effects it can have on people, especially a new born child, this is discussed several times thoughout and cannot easily be skipped. || Nuclear weapons are briefly mentioned in several other episodes too, however these ones are brief, unimportant to the episode, and can be skipped without effecting the episode's plot
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kaiaaa
Blood is casually shown in childbirth scenes or when someone gets injured.
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