Madeline Matheson has unsuccessfully been trying to get pregnant with her husband Michael. When she finally succeeds, she decides to be assisted by the midwife, Patricia Lang, despite the insistence of her snoopy mother-in-law Vivian who would rather family obstetrician Dr. Richard Sohn. When Michael and Madeline have a car accident, Michael and the unborn baby die; however, Madeleine insists on carrying out the pregnancy. Patricia accepts her request to pretend stillbirth. However, the baby Grace is miraculously delivered.