A new government paper calls for the eradication of small hospitals in favour of large general hospitals; Dr Turner and Shelagh are informed that an inspection of the maternity home will decide its fate.
Trixie and Sister Mary Cynthia team up to support a deaf mother-to-be, while a case of morning sickness proves more serious than initially suspected. Elsewhere, Fred's daughter is less than delighted about his forthcoming wedding.
The maternity home sees two school friends reunited and their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected way. Elsewhere, Barbara and Sister Mary Cynthia team up to implement a revolutionary technique on their bedsore patient before it is discovered that it is his steadfast wife who is the one most in need of care.
As Poplar is gripped by a mysterious outbreak of dysentery, first-time mother Marie Amos's life is turned upside down when her husband is arrested. Trixie is delighted when Tom asks her to oversee the Rose Queen Celebrations.
Barbara faces her most challenging case to date when she treats first-time mother Abigail. As Sister Julienne struggles with the increasing financial pressure on Nonnatus House, a mystery benefactor comes to the rescue.
A chance encounter with a poor child forces Trixie to see an unfamiliar darker side of life. As Nonnatus House welcomes a new resident, Nurse Barbara Gilbert, Tom Hereward has a surprise romantic gesture in store for Trixie.
Newly qualified midwife Jenny arrives in the East End to embark on a challenging career.
Jenny (Jessica Raine) is back working as a district nurse in Poplar. She meets Philip Worth (Stephen Ashfield), the brother of a patient and forms an instant bond with him.
Sister Julienne must deal with an over anxious mother, Jenny returns to Nonnatus House and Chummy confronts her mother.
It's a busy time for the nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House with a higher than usual number of expectant mothers due to give birth in the coming months.
With Jenny (Jessica Raine) at the mother house recuperating from Alec's death, the pressure of having one less nurse on hand at Nonnatus House is taking its toll.
Jenny (Jessica Raine) is concerned that a Jewish patient, Leah Rubin (Orion Ben), is struggling to cope with her mother's sickness, on top of her own pregnancy. Mrs Rubin (Beverley Klein) suffers from agoraphobia, and hasn't left her house in over twelve years; she doesn't like being left alone for long periods.
Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) receives a phone call from Holloway Prison where the Salvation Army, who normally provides midwifery for female inmates, have been struck down with influenza. She is called to care for the women and asks Trixie (Helen George) to help her.
Jenny (Jessica Raine) is delighted to be promoted to acting sister on clinic days, but she soon finds herself dealing with her most challenging case yet.
Jessica Raines and Miranda Hart return for more touching and compelling stories from the nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House when the eight-part series Call the Midwife returns to ABC1 with Series three.
Sister Monica Joan is found wandering near the docks and returned to Nonnatus House by the police. When she recovers from her adventure and rejoins the community, she finds herself in trouble with the law.
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