It’s 1961 and Poplar is beginning to feel the winds of social change, along with improvements in housing, sanitation and healthcare. Among the complex and challenging cases the nurses and midwives face are two babies born with severe deformities.
The closing of a nearby maternity home brings an influx of expectant mothers to the midwives.
A mother abandons her children at the clinic. Valerie and Magda take part in a beauty contest.