Trixie has a patient whose problem isn't so easily solved. Marion Irmsby has been blind since birth and is now pregnant with her first child. She doesn't want to be pampered or treated differently than any other patient. She insists on having the baby at home and refuses to consider seeking help at home after giving birth does not want strangers in the house.
Marion Irmsby (Ellie Wallwork) is a new and slightly daring expectant mother. After being examined by Nurse Franklin at the antenatal clinic, Marion makes it clear that she wants to be treated like any other mother. He also wants to have his baby at home. Irmsby who must pay a visit to see her flat, just like any other woman who wants a home birth.
Viewers praised the show for raising awareness of blind mothers in the penultimate episode. Marion Irmsby was one of the strongest characters the show has ever had. Her sheer determination, resilience and refusal to let her blindness stop her from becoming a mother was absolutely beautiful. This week on Call the Midwife, we saw Trixie working with Marion Irmsby, a young woman expecting her first child with her husband, Stewart.
Marion was blind, and she felt strongly that she just wanted to be treated like all other mothers. She didn't want outside help with the baby after birth, and after an argument with her sister, she was terrified that she might have her baby taken away from her. Although I was a little perplexed by everyone's complete and utter shock that a blind woman would be having a baby, I understood her concern that she might need additional assistance to care for the baby after birth. One thing that struck me was that Trixie remained so supportive, kind and empathetic, while also continuing to be frank and telling the truth when she had a security problem.