Season 8 of Call the Midwife begins Sunday, March 31, at 7 p.m. on NPT and continues weekly through Sunday, May 19. Vanderbilt School of Nursing midwife Michelle Collins returns as a guest blogger, joined by fellow VUSN midwife Hannah Diaz, to write weekly recaps adding historical and contemporary context to each episode. Look for their posts Mondays at 8 a.m.
The new season begins in the spring of 1964 and there’s big maternity news: Queen Elizabeth II is expecting her fourth child (Prince Edward). Meanwhile, two new Sisters arrive at Nonnatus House and the nuns and nurses face a new round of births, mothers and family dramas unfolding in Poplar. England’s changing demographics are addressed in an episode about Ghanaian immigrants and in a later show, a man experiences sympathetic pregnancy symptoms.