Being a midwife in modern times isn’t easy. After all, everyone knows just how painful childbirth can be. Not only can birthing be a dangerous business, but it’s also an incredibly emotional time for everyone involved. All of these factors were multiplied several times during the late fifties and sixties, when midwives strived to work with dignity and provide excellent service to their patients. Against this backdrop, a remarkable young woman named Jennifer Worth starts work as a convent midwife. Exposed to the conditions women face living in the slums, her life will never be the same.