Two thousand years ago in Bethlehem, midwife Rachel and her husband Obadiah are awakened in the middle of the night by a knock on their door. Although she has been summoned many times before, this delivery would forever change her life. Using the midwifery skills passed down for hundreds of years from the midwife of Tamar, the midwives, Shiphrah and Puah, and others before her, Rachel is challenged to deliver this child in an unusual location. Later she learns from a group of shepherds that this child she has delivered is rumored to be the promised savior. Finally when threatened by those looking for the baby she is forced to make a life-altering decision. The Bethlehem Midwife shares the tale of the birth of Jesus through the eyes of a seasoned midwife as she risks everything in an attempt to keep the baby Jesus safe.