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No sex scenes or graphic nudity.

Multiple scenes involve women being examined and in labour . Bare bellies and bare legs all the way to the upper thighs are shown as the newborns are delivered. The camera avoids graphic nudity.

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, a sexual transmitted disease.

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. One of the midwives walks through the red light district and sees a prostitute preforming a strip tease down to her undergarments.

A brother and sister sleep in the same bed. Rumors of incest go around, but the extent of their relationship is never made clear.

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.

The occasional 'ass' and 'whore'.

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

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

The series contains themes and situations that parents may want to discuss with their children. The first series DVD has been given a "12" rating which means it is recommended for 12 years and older.

Finland:K-12 (TV rating) / Netherlands:9 / Singapore:PG13 (season 1) (season 2) (Christmas special) / Singapore:NC16 (season 3) / Singapore:M18 (season 4)

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