Season 1

Premiere date: September 30, 2012
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.

Featured Video from Season 1

Season 1 Highlights
Watch highlights from the upcoming series, Call the Midwife, a moving, intimate, funny and colorful story of midwifery and families in London’s East End in the 1950s.
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Season 1 Highlights
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Season 1 Highlights
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Watch highlights from the upcoming series, Call the Midwife, a moving, intimate, funny and colorful story of midwifery and
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Working with Babies
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Working with Babies
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The cast and crew of Call the Midwife share their experiences working with real newborn babies on set. Call the Midwife ai
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Riding Bikes
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Riding Bikes
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The Call the Midwife actresses share their shaky experiences riding bikes on the set's cobblestone streets. Call the Midwi
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Jessica Raine on Playing Jenny Lee
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Jessica Raine on Playing Jenny Lee
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Jessica Raine shares her thoughts on playing Nurse Jenny Lee. Call the Midwife airs Sundays, September 30 - November 4, 8/7c.
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The Cast on Working Together
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The Cast on Working Together
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The cast of Call the Midwife share their thoughts on their characters and each other. See why Helen George calls the cast
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The Cast on Preparing for their Roles
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The Cast on Preparing for their Roles
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Laura Main, who plays Sister Bernadette, and Jessica Raine, who plays Jenny Lee, share how they prepared for their roles.
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Sets and Props
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Sets and Props
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Learn about the attention to detail that goes behind the sets, props, and costumes to make Call the Midwife true to the er
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Blogs from Season 1

Modern Miracles
by Tish Roeske | November 06, 2012
In Episode 6 of Call the Midwife, Chummy delivers not twins, but triplets by candlelight and a bike headlamp without running water or enough blankets to wrap up the babies.
RSVP and Acceptance
by Tish Roeske | October 29, 2012
When a midwife accepts an invitation there should be a special place to mark “cannot attend,” “attend” (not on call) or “maybe attend” (on call). Chummy misses her date to meet Peter’s mother to be...
Love Is Both Pain and Joy
by Tish Roeske | October 22, 2012
“Love is both pain and joy,” could have been the tag line of Episode 4 of Call the Midwife. The young midwives Jenny and Cynthia observe the dynamic nature of love and childbirth. The pain of the c...
Community and Home
by Tish Roeske | October 16, 2012
Community and home came across to me as themes of Episode 3 of Call the Midwife. Jenny learns that what she defines as a comfortable home is different than what many of her clients consider home.
Sacred Birth
by Andrea Altomaro | October 10, 2012
I believe that every single birth is sacred in its own way, and the second episode of Call the Midwife really drove that point home. So often, it’s not exactly how the events happen, but it’s the l...
Modern Day U.S. Midwifery Education
by Modern Day Midwives Editor | October 08, 2012
While viewers are given few details of Jenny Lee's midwifery education, it is clear that there are many differences between the 1950’s U.K. midwifery education and today’s U.S. Certified Nurse-Midw...
You Make Them Feel Safe
by Tish Roeske | October 08, 2012
Call the Midwife delivered what we in the business call “pearls of wisdom” yet again. This week the line “you make them feel safe” resonates with me.
The Rookie Midwife
by Andrea Altomaro | October 04, 2012
The premiere of Call the Midwife was everything I hoped it would be. Being a new midwife myself, I can easily relate to Jenny. I remember the feelings of excitement and adrenaline when catching my ...
The Mothers Are the Brave Ones
by Tish Roeske | October 01, 2012
The midwives in Call the Midwife say ”the mothers are the brave ones” and “they are why we are here,” which is the essence of the midwife philosophy. They are phrases my partners and I utter every ...