The midwives answer the call for medical help in the Outer Hebrides. In January 1965, a diphtheria outbreak sweeps through Poplar and Mother Mildred seeks to help a distraught woman who abandoned her newborn. Sister Julienne intervenes in the case of a pregnant prostitute, a family’s plan to leave Poplar are up in the air when a mysterious illness strikes, and Sgt. Woolf faces a health crisis of his own.
Nonnatus House and the surrounding area is evacuated when an unexploded bomb is found nearby. Meanwhile, Shelagh has doubts about her wedding to Patrick, and Jenny and Trixie help a man who is suffering from shell shock.
Now dating surveyor Alec, Jenny joins the other midwives in their superior new base, along with latest recruit, Sister Winifred. Jenny is concerned for Merle and Billy, a young couple whose infant boys are permanently ill, causing them to doubt their parenting skills, whilst added is stress provided by the fact that Billy’s brother died as a toddler.
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