Call the Midwife

TV Show • 2012 • Drama  

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Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
This tv show contains 64 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
S12
 E6
Sister Monica Joan's dog, "Nothing," appears sad when he wants to come inside. He is fine.
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
Several episodes show women returning to abusive partners.
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is the r-slur used?
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
The show is set in the 1950s and 1960s. The language reflects the common terminology of the era.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Abandonment
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
There are several instances where children are removed from their mothers due to neglect. One mother drugs her children so that she can maintain her relationship with their abusive father.
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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quietpoem
Season 6 episode 1 features a physically and emotionally abusive husband.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Tchotchke
There is child neglect and some physical abuse that happens in a few episodes. I don't think the physical abuse is shown.
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Addiction
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Tchotchke
There is drinking and use of painkillers.
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Is there addiction?
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Tchotchke
One of the main midwives struggles with alcohol addiction in the beginning of the show but eventually overcomes it. Afterwards it is occasionally brought up. A doctor in the latest season developes a dependence of painkillers after an injury. He is seen obsessively taking them throughout the season.
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Tchotchke
One of the main midwives struggles with alcohol addiction in the beginning of the show. She recovers and it is occasionally mentioned throughout the rest of the show.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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sorryboutit
S4E3: a rat gets hit with a baton and dies offscreen
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Allusernamestaken
S12
 E6
Spoiler alert: Sister Monica Joan finds a dog, and the dog lives with her in secret for a week. However, the dog returns to their family (dog happy and well, Sister Monica Joan sad) at the end of the episode.
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Does a dragon die?
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DevinA
This is not a fantasy
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Are there spiders?
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sorryboutit
Generally no

S5E9 (Christmas special pt1): 11 min in there's a large spider briefly shown before being squashed
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Are there bugs?
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Tchotchke
There are a lot of bugs talked about but they only show them every once and a while. The local buildings are often very dirty and a haven for bugs.
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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sorryboutit
S2E5 Trixie goes on a date and is groped
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Bodily Harm
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sorryboutit
S2E3 has surgery, nothing graphic but scalpels are shown
S3E5: an emergency tracheostomy is performed and a scalpel is used, the actual cutting isn't shown but it may be triggering

S5E4: 22:51 an incision for an emergency c-section is shown on screen
S5E9 (Christmas special pt1): 14 min in fred shaves his face
S5E10 (Christmas special pt2): about half an hour in there is a cesarean section that starts with a large incision
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sorryboutit
S3E5: woman struggles to breathe about 45 min into the episode
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
Sort of? There are some graphic shots of birth, injuries, and medical treatment.
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Is there amputation?
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RkaD
There are several references to amputation, but it isn't shown
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
S6
 E5
As someone with a tooth phobia, I really struggled with this episode. The whole plot is around a woman with terrible teeth.
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sorryboutit
S3E4: 21 min in character falls through some stairs and breaks a leg, ankle, wrist, and ribs. The broken leg and ankle are quite bloody
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Tchotchke
There are a couple episode where pregnant women has seizures because of pregnancy complications. In one episode a woman is partially paralyzed because of a seizure.
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Talked about but never explicitly shown.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Tchotchke
There are stillbirths throught the show. In one episode it mentions that a woman's children died in a workhouse with the cause being failure to thrive but it is not shown. Children also die from complications after birth as well.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does a major character die?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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sorryboutit
A mother in season 1 dies of eclampsia.
S2E5 a father dies.
S3E8: Chummy's mother dies
S5E2: father dies of cancer
S6E5: a mother dies in church
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Does someone cheat?
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Tchotchke
There have been a few episodes where it was obvious the wife had cheated because the baby looked very different from the assumed father. Husbands also cheat on their pregnant wives in some episodes.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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Sometimes the expectant mothers’ water breaks.
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Does someone vomit?
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sorryboutit
There's the occasional puking

S3E7: 46:51-47:09 Chummy's mom vomits a little into a handerchief, it's quite gross.

S4E1: after a baby is delivered in a car Trixie puts her knee in vomit

S5E3: 7 min in there's a small vomit into a handkerchief

S5E3: about 28 minutes in Lucy vomits immediately after running into the maternity home
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Tchotchke
The births do not have pleasant sounds. Women are screaming and you can hear a lot when the baby comes out.
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Medical
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sorryboutit
S3E7: near the end of the episode
S6E5: ECT talked about and happens off screen
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sorryboutit
S5E9 (Christmas special pt1): early in the episode vaccinations are given
S5E10(Christmas special pt1): about 20 min in a large needle is used to drain an abscess
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sorryboutit
S3E7: has a few scenes in a mental hospital
S6E5: has a mental hospital in it with multiple scenes there
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
Every episode revolves around medical care.
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sorryboutit
S3E8: Chummy's mother gets terminal cancer
S3E7: an elderly woman gets diagnosed with cancer

S5E2: man gets diagnosed with leukemia
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Freek
S4
 E3
At the end, Tony tries to commit suicide by suffocating by car fumes. He does not die and is discovered/saved by the wife’s father.
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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S1
 E5
S1:E5 Character threatens this if she doesn't get to keep her baby (character has PTSD and other mental health concerns)
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Tchotchke
A woman kills herself after her brother dies. It is not done graphically and is peaceful.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Tchotchke
After every live birth.
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Is there shakey cam?
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sorryboutit
S5E9: lightning effects in every scene from 32:43-43:22
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Paranoia
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Doug_NotSoFunny
Almost every episode includes narration about the characters' fates but no one speaks directly into the camera.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Tchotchke
Every episode has childbirth.
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Are there abortions?
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sorryboutit
S2E5 has a woman who tries many different means to have an abortion and succeeds

S5E3 has a coat hanger abortion
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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sorryboutit
S5E4: has a miscarriage
S6E4: has a miscarriage
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Tchotchke
Some women die of complications of birth such as preeclampsia.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Much of this series takes place when homosexuality was illegal. The times are accurately portrayed how they were with no whitewashing.
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
As was the practice of the era, many characters with disabilities are sent away to hospitals or group homes. There are instances of babies with disabilities being openly mocked by others.
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
The younger midwives and nurses experience this frequently, particularly Trixie.
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Is there bestiality?
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5
Are there incestuous relationships?
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51 supporters
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Tchotchke
There is an episode where it is assumed a brother and sister act more like husband and wife. Nothing is every shown but people do discuss the relationship.
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Sickness
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Allusernamestaken
S12
 E6
Yes - a child has leukaemia.
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
Several characters with signs of dementia appear over the course of the series. A main character is implied to be living with dementia.
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
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RkaD
we often see cahracters playing santa for christmas parties, but it is always accompanied by saying that he isn't the real santa, he just helps out
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
Some episodes do. There is always an element of hope, but lots of loss and tragedy.
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Vehicular
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sorryboutit
S4E8: 32 min in a woman on a bike gets hit by a car
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Violence
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
In one episode, a bomb is found and its detonation makes Nonnatus House uninhabitable. The explosion is fairly small and no one is seriously injured.
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Is there blood/gore?
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Allusernamestaken
S12
 E6
There are waters breaking during birth.
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Is there gun violence?
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