Tatyana Skvortsova is a talented obstetrician and chief doctor of a maternity hospital. She devotes all her time to work, which takes its toll on her relations with the family.
Tanya’s daughter won’t follow in her mother’s steps and doesn’t want to connect her future profession with the medicine. She rebels against her mother’s willful decision and dreams of becoming a well-known performer of her own plays. And Tatiana’s husband, tired of his wife being ‘married to her work’, starts a romance with her friend Alla.
Tatiana’s life is going to pieces, when her patient doesn’t want to follow her recommendations and decides to give birth at home. The delivery ends up with a tragedy. Everyone turns away from Tatyana, except her stray acquaintance – ranger Dmitry.