Call the Midwife slapped with ‘woke’ warning over ‘distressing childbirth’ scenes

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Call the Midwife is available to watch on BritBox but the streaming service has surprised viewers by issuing warnings to those wishing to catch up on the BBC series. The hospital drama focuses on a group of nurse midwives working in the East End in the 50s and 60s but despite the obvious subject matter, BritBox warns viewers the drams contains “scenes of childbirth”.

The streaming service has slapped several warnings on the BBC drama which has confused its legion of fans. 

BritBox informs viewers the drama features “surgical procedures and some scenes of distress”.

However, puzzled fans shared their confusion over the need for warnings on an online TV forum. 

One wrote: “Err…isn’t the clue in the title,” and another shared: “Woke alert.”

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