Maternity (1917)

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Although Ellen Franklin (Alice Brady) consents to marry John Locke (David Powell), she's reluctant to have a family since, for three generations, the women in her family have died in childbirth. Because of her attitude, she and Locke become estranged and he renews contact with an old flame, now a widow with a young daughter named Constance (Madge Evans). One day Constance meets Ellen when she is looking for Locke. Ellen drives the little girl towards home, but gets in an automobile accident. Both of them wind up in a hospital, which catches fire. Ellen risks her life to save Constance and return her to her mother. After that, her attitude about motherhood softens and she is reunited with Locke.