Season 6

Premiere date: April 2, 2017
Nonnatus house faces the changes of 1962, from the beacon of the contraceptive pill and new welfare policies. Back in Poplar, the austere Sister Ursula is appointed the new head of Nonnatus House, and Sister Julienne finds herself demoted. As they strive to help mothers and families cope with the demands of childbearing, disability, disease and social prejudice, our beloved medics must make choices - and fight battles - of their own.

Featured Video from Season 6

Which 'Midwife' Could Really Deliver a Baby?
Could the actors come through in an emergency? Their answers and other fun facts.
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Which 'Midwife' Could Really Deliver a Baby?
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Which 'Midwife' Could Really Deliver a Baby?
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Could the actors come through in an emergency? Their answers and other fun facts.
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Continuing to Tell the Thalidomide Story
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Continuing to Tell the Thalidomide Story
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Cast and series creator talk about why it was important to revisit the Mullucks family and Thalidomide.
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The Secret of Call the Midwife
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The Secret of Call the Midwife
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Cast and series creator Heidi Thomas discuss the the show's universal appeal.
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How Characters Have Changed
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How Characters Have Changed
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Actors discuss how their characters have grown and evolved over the years in Poplar.
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Favorite Moments and Places
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Favorite Moments and Places
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From filming in South Africa to biking through historic sets, the cast recall their favorite filming spots and scenes.
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Writing the Drama of Real Life
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Writing the Drama of Real Life
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Cast and series creator Heidi Thomas talk about turning the fictional moments of Call the Midwife into accurate depictions
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Cast Reflects on Filming in South Africa
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Cast Reflects on Filming in South Africa
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The cast discusses the challenges and discoveries of filming in South Africa.
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How 1962 Changes Poplar
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How 1962 Changes Poplar
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From the make-up, dress and music, to the influx of new families to Poplar, the cast and crew discuss what changes 1962 br
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Blogs from Season 6

What it's Like to Film a Birth in Call the Midwife
What it's Like to Film a Birth in Call the Midwife
by Terri Coates | May 22, 2017
Midwifery Adviser to Call the Midwife, Terri Coates, discusses the medical and technical planning that went into Shelagh's labor in the Season 6 finale.
Call the Midwife Season 6, Episode 8 GIF Recap
Call the Midwife Season 6, Episode 8 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | May 22, 2017
Catch up on the Season 6 finale of Call the Midwife. Warning: Spoilers ahead.
The Carousel of Time
The Carousel of Time
by Deborah McBain | May 22, 2017
Deborah McBain talks to a student of nurse midwifery to get a glimpse into her vision of the future.
Reflecting on the Joy and Pains Within Our Lives
Reflecting on the Joy and Pains Within Our Lives
by Katie Moriarty | May 22, 2017
Modern Day Midwife Katie Moriarty reflects on the joy and pains within our daily lives, and the need to expand our commitment to moms everywhere.
Carrying the Lessons Learned from Call the Midwife
Carrying the Lessons Learned from Call the Midwife
by Andrea Altomaro | May 18, 2017
Andrea Altomaro explains how midwives sometimes must grieve with patients and their families, and sometimes in the same day, have to celebrate with others.
Racism and Unexpected Consequences
Racism and Unexpected Consequences
by Deborah McBain | May 15, 2017
Deborah McBain writes about the daughter of parents who could not write the rules of life but taught that daughter optimism, courage and resilience to deal with the challenges of a racist society.
Call the Midwife Season 6, Episode 7 GIF Recap
Call the Midwife Season 6, Episode 7 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | May 15, 2017
Catch up on Episode 7 of Call the Midwife. Warning: Spoilers ahead.
The Impact of Support Through Stressful Times
The Impact of Support Through Stressful Times
by Andrea Altomaro | May 15, 2017
Andrea Altomaro says the strength we can get from a support group, from our friends, family, and community, can make such a difference in our coping abilities.
Finding the Right Support Group
Finding the Right Support Group
by Katie Moriarty | May 15, 2017
Modern Day Midwife Katie Moriarty recounts the many types of support groups mothers can reach out to optimize your mind, body and/or spirit.
Call the Midwife Season 6, Episode 6 GIF Recap
Call the Midwife Season 6, Episode 6 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | May 08, 2017
Catch up on Episode 6 of Call the Midwife. Warning: Spoilers ahead.
Cultural Competence and Compassionate Care
Cultural Competence and Compassionate Care
by Andrea Altomaro | May 08, 2017
Modern Midwife Andrea Altomaro says it's important to be sensitive of the fact that Nadifa has grown up her entire life believing that what was done to her was normal and necessary.
When Traditions Perpetuate Tragedy
When Traditions Perpetuate Tragedy
by Deborah McBain | May 08, 2017
Deborah McBain discusses how cultural standards are powerful regulators of what is considered acceptable in health care.