What a relief! All the young midwives and good sisters return in the next season of this immensely absorbing and popular drama, set in poverty-ridden East London in the 1950s. But with Nonnantus House scheduled for demolition, where, exactly, will they live? Hop on a bicycle with Jenny, Chummy and Trixie. Wherever they ride, youll share sadness and joy, tears and humor, struggle and survival. Based on the best-selling memoirs of former nurse Jennifer Worth..
The nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House move into their new premises, and Sister Winifred, a warm-hearted, slightly innocent young woman, arrives from the Mother House. Sister Monica Joans increasingly eccentric behavior causes concern, yet shes the one who solves a perplexing medical mystery. New housewife and mother Chummy spearheads an Open Day at the Community Centre. After helping to deliver a neighbors baby, she decides she wants to return to midwifery.
Trixie is upset when Sister Julienne promotes Jenny to acting sister, but their relationship is eventually restored. A patient whos carrying a baby who wasnt fathered by her husband accepts that the only solution is adoption. Cynthia, inspired by a lecture on the art of natural childbirth, helps a patient experience a peaceful and calm birth. Alec and his friends try to persuade Jenny to go on a nuclear disarmament march, but she declines for the sake of her patients.
Sister Julienne and Trixie assist a pregnant prison inmate whos worried that social services will deem her an unfit mother and take her baby. Sister Julienne puts her reputation on the line to help mother and child stay together. Shelagh suffers heartbreak when a routine pregnancy check turns out to be something far more serious.
Jennys patient Leah is struggling to cope with her mothers agoraphobia, as well as her own pregnancy. When her husband is offered a new job and home, Leah knows she cant leave her mother behind after all they went through to survive the Holocaust. With the arrival of new life, Mrs. Rubin seems reborn, too; with great effort and help from Sister Winifred, she manages to step outside for the first time in 12 years.
The midwives discover that a young woman with Down Syndrome who is six months pregnant, leading to difficult confessions and decisions. Dr. Turner suggests that Shelagh take over the running of Nonnatus House to allow an exhausted Sister Julienne to recuperate. This includes overseeing the arrangements for Sister Evangelinas surprise jubilee celebrations. But the atmosphere turns sour when a lemon meringue pie goes missing. Patsy, a new nurse, arrives at Nonnatus House. Her no nonsense, hard-working attitude and sense of humor mean shes an immediate hit with the nuns and midwives.
Tom, the local curate, asks Trixie to join him for a day of cricket. She happily accepts, but their date is disastrous and shes left feeling disappointed. Shelagh decides to talk to Dr. Turner about adopting a baby. Patsy struggles to adapt to the unpredictable and chaotic working life that midwifery brings. When she upsets a young mother in the clinic, shes taken off midwifery and put on to the district rota. In the course of her work, she forms a bond with a docker and works tirelessly to find a diagnosis for his unusual symptoms.
Sister Julienne calms an anxious new mother who has put her baby in grave danger. Jenny returns from the Mother House restored and is seconded to The London. Impressed at first with the facilities and efficiency, she soon begins to see cracks in the establishment, especially when her patient suffers complications and shes stopped from looking after her. Chummy is upset to learn that her mother has walked out on her father, leaving Lady Browne penniless. As Dr. Turner and Shelagh continue the adoption process, they uncover a devastating secret. Trixie struggles to hide her disappointment when Tom cancels a date.
As preparations are made for Chummy to care for her dying mother at home, Jenny feels drawn to help. While Shelagh and Dr. Turner await news from the Adoption Society, Shelagh pulls out all the stops when she enters her choir into a competition.