This show is excellent! I watched it all the way through in just a couple of weeks, it's so good.
Call the Midwife is about a midwife/nurse named Jenny Lee (well, the first three and a half seasons are) who moves to the East End of London to further her education in health. She moves to a large building which is home to a group of nuns and nurses like Jenny herself. Set not even 15 years after WWII, Jenny attends to a lot of returned soldiers with wounds unhealed after the decade, which is sad on its own.
But mostly, they're there for the expecting mothers and to help them with their births, so you see a bunch of REALLY cute babies. They show the births a lot of times, but not from the nurse's perspective, and rarely a baby dies or is born with anything abnormal.
Homosexuality is in the show in the 4th season, introducing itself with Patsy and her girlfriend and then with a man who whose wife was expecting a baby. He was in a public place when he tried to undress with another man. Being queer is frowned upon in that society, so everyone then hates him and his wife, but when the man is forgiven in court, everyone accepts him back into the community.
A lot of cheating happens in the show, and minors getting pregnant. There is also some dabbling with prostitutes every season.
Racial stuff also happens, like a darker pregnant woman getting treated unfairly by neighboring women.
Trixie, Cynthia (before the 4th season), Patsy, and Jenny all drink in their room at night, but nothing too bad. A lot of people smoke in the show, but never on the job near babies (the mothers do sometimes, but I think that's different),
Everyone on here are such good actors/actresses! Miranda Hart is my personal favorite. I love her so much!
GREAT ROLE MODELS. ALL OF THEM.
Really educational! You learn a lot about nursing and midwifery, not to mention the historical facts you learn during the show. Jenny Lee is based of of a real woman named Jennifer Worth and her real memoirs. But it's kinda like Little House on the Prairie. They exaggerate a lot of things and make up things to make the show more exciting.
A couple bad words are said, but nothing too terrible.
There's blood, some stealing, some women physically fight whilst preggo, but there's no violence, really. It's just that you have to be okay with some blood and a couple of abortions, one done with tools that weren't sterilized illegally, the other in a hospital done by doctors because she had diabetes and was also a minor.
A nun decides to resign and get married to a doctor older than her, but she does it with honor.
I watched this with my sister, who is 11. She handled it fine. In fact, if you ask her, this is her favorite show, and definitely one of mine :D I'm normally not into this type of thing, but this show is great!