The Poetry of Life

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Deborah McBain on the importance of supporting roles.

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When the Past Reveals the Problems of Today's Choices

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Andrea Altomaro argues that Season 8 shows abortions bans don't prevent abortions from happening, they just prevent them from happening safely.

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Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 8 GIF Recap

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It feels like just yesterday that we turned on the telly to tune in to this beloved British drama, saying farewell to some of our favorite midwives while also welcoming a few new additions to the team. Yet as the weeks have come and gone, we’ve already reached the conclusion of Season 8, and “Call the Midwife” has taken us on quite the adventure.

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When They’re Not Who You Thought They Were

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Andrea Altomaro how it feels when someone that you’ve loved and respected turns out to be a completely different person than you thought they were.

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On the Frontlines with Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Deborah McBain says this Call the Midwife episode suggests we look at each other with fresh eyes.

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Learning to Fly

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Katie Moriarty on Sister France's first steps as a true Midwife.

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Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 7 GIF Recap

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The final episode of “Call the Midwife” Season 8 draws near and oh, how it has been a journey. If you’re still reeling over the sudden death of Jeannie Tennant or you’re on edge after all of Sister Monica Joan’s health scares (someone please keep her in a protective bubble for us), grab your support buddy for this one — because Episode 7 will wreck you.

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Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 6 GIF Recap

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As the curtains open to this week’s episode of “Call the Midwife,” we travel to the edge of the city where father and son team Barney and Ed Brittall are hard at work at the docks. As these two new characters set the stage for our latest story, the midwives also find themselves playing host to a familiar house guest.

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Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 5 GIF Recap

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It’s a new day in Poplar, and the ladies are back on the grind. Love is in the air for a handful of our characters this week, and at the Iris Knight Institute, Dr. Turner and the midwives are taking appointments for an exciting new health screening to help with the prevention of cervical cancer.

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Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 4 GIF Recap

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We blinked, and suddenly we’re halfway through the show that always gets us through our Sunday night scaries without fail. Oh how time flies when you’re busy wiping away tears after every episode of “Call the Midwife.” Now that we’re back, the sun is shining and Poplar is alive and well with activity for the summer.

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Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 3 GIF Recap

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We won’t deny it – this season of “Call the Midwife” has gotten off to a bleak start. A big ol’ YIKES doesn’t even begin to cover it. While we can usually turn to the dulcet tones of Jenny Lee’s episode narration to comfort us through the tragedies that are cast upon the midwives each week, we’re having some trouble keeping it together lately.

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Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 2 GIF Recap

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On Episode 2 of "Call the Midwife," our favorite British series opens to a bustling scene as a line of patients crowd the waiting room of Dr. Turner’s clinic. From house calls to the maternity home, appointments have been flooding in from Poplar’s residents, and Dr. Turner and the midwives are in high demand.

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Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 1 GIF Recap

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Welcome back, ladies and gents. We made it! New year, new us, but also, new midwives. Season 8 welcomes Sister Frances and Sister Hilda to Nonnatus House and Poplar is abuzz with gossip about Queen Elizabeth’s pregnancy. What a time to be alive!

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Call The Midwife 2018 Holiday Special GIF Recap

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Catch up on the 2018 Holiday Special of Call the Midwife. Warning: spoilers ahead.

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We'll Continue to Muddle Through, Together

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Deborah McBain on getting through struggles and finding peace -- in Poplar or Dearborn.

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Valerie is placed in a terrible position in relation to her family, and Sister Frances wants to do more to help both her and Poplar's women. The Nonnatans try to give...