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(2012– )

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Sex & Nudity

  • No sex scenes or nudity.
  • Multiple scenes involve women being examined and in labour . Bare bellies and bare legs only
  • Occasional references to sex, as the plot involves pregnancy. One of the midwives gives a class about contraception. One of the pregnant women has syphilis
  • One episode focuses on a young prostitute. She is shown taking a client back to a room. Later, she is seen lying in bed in thin undergarments while he leaves money.
  • A brother and sister sleep in the same bed. Rumors of incest go around, but the extent of their relationship is never made clear.

Violence & Gore

  • The women are obviously experiencing a great deal of pain during the labor scenes. Newborns and the bedsheets are shown with some blood and fluids on them. Other bodily functions are mentioned; afterbirth (placentas), enema procedures, a woman's water breaks and she mistakes it for peeing her pants, a toddler urinates on the floor, etc.
  • A woman falls and strikes her head, resulting in a concussion. A pregnant woman has a seizure. Two women fight in the street, knocking each other down.

Profanity

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Cigarette smoking, and occasional alcohol drinking. Not excessive, but reflects the attitudes of the 1950s.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The labour and delivery scenes are intense; they are very emotional and on some occasions the baby or the mother is in danger.

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