Nine months pregnant and due any day, Doris Bolton finally marries Walter Owen, a photographer who wants nothing to do with conformity or “the establishment.” They want a natural childbirth, at home, with no doctors or drugs.

Her father, ad man Jim Bolton, flies to New York to be by her side. A liberal, Jim believes his daughter is risking her life and the baby’s by defying convention. He asks obstetrician friend Stan to assist at the last minute, against Walter’s wishes, but when everyone comes out of the childbirth all right, Jim and his son-in-law reach an accord.