Call the Midwife

Midwifery in Real Life vs. TV

Clip: Season 4 | 2m

In this clip, creator Heidi Thomas talks about the changes in midwifery and medicine in 1960. Terri Coates, midwife advisor, discusses helping the actresses to look like real midwives and teaching them aspects of midwifery that can be demonstrated to viewers. Emerald Fennell, who plays Patsy, and Helen George who plays Trixie, also share their thoughts on their real-life midwifery skills.

Aired: 04/12/15

Rating: NR

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