The BBC series Call the Midwife features midwives Jenny Lee, Chummy Browne, Trixie Franklin, and Cynthia Miller as they live and work with nuns at Nonnatus House in London’s East End during the 1950s. The nurses experience heartache and pain as they help women through the difficult and often dangerous process of childbirth while their patients live in absolute poverty. Approximately 80-100 babies were born in the East End per month and in the days before hospital births and cell phones, the nurses relied on their wits and courage to deliver children and save their mothers. For those of you Call the Midwife fans, here are 10 things that you didn’t know about the show!
10. Based on Real Life
The series Call the Midwife is based on a book of the same name by Jennifer Worth (born Jennifer Lee) who wrote about her experiences working as a nurse in London’s East End during the 1950s. The book is the first in a trilogy and followed by Shadows of the Workhouse (2005) and Farewell to the East End (2009). Worth died in 2011, a year before the series aired.Source: www.booklantern.co.uk