Sacred Memories

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Andrea Altomaro on building and cherishing the memories that change us.

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A Midwife’s Hands

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Andrea Altomaro says the passion that draws us to midwifery is a the common thread that holds us together.

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Understanding and Loving All of Ourselves

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Andrea Altomaro on why it's important to talk about bodies and health in a way that is open and honest.

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Maternal Mental Health: Why It Matters

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Andrea Altomaro discusses the common feelings of anxiety and depression women can feel during their pregnancies or in the postpartum period.

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Self-care Isn’t Selfish, It’s Essential

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Andrea Altomaro discusses how crucial it is to take time to unwind and recharge.

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Providing Care With Compassion, and Without Judgment

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Andrea Altomaro: It is not my job to judge, or try to sway their decision one way or the other, but to listen and provide safe, evidence-based information.

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Season 7: Changes on the Horizon

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Andrea Altomaro discusses the importance of keeping a kind, welcoming, inclusive attitude.

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Carrying the Lessons Learned from Call the Midwife

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Andrea Altomaro explains how midwives sometimes must grieve with patients and their families, and sometimes in the same day, have to celebrate with others.

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The Impact of Support Through Stressful Times

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Andrea Altomaro says the strength we can get from a support group, from our friends, family, and community, can make such a difference in our coping abilities.

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Cultural Competence and Compassionate Care

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Modern Midwife Andrea Altomaro says it's important to be sensitive of the fact that Nadifa has grown up her entire life believing that what was done to her was normal and necessary.

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Tied Together Long After the Cord is Cut

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Modern Day Midwife and mother Andrea Altomaro on how the bond between mother and child is so much more than an emotional one,

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Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

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Modern Midwife Andrea Altomaro says that despite the heartaches endured through each episode of Call the Midwife, we are also often reminded of the joys of midwifery.

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Understanding Our Judgmental Minds

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Andrea Altomaro unpacks episode 3, taking a look at the underlying theme of the importance of empathizing with others, especially someone who is different from you.

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The Diligent, Vigilant Nurse

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With Nonnatus house facing cuts, Andrea Altomaro explains why nursing and midwifery care is so much more than collecting vital signs and listening to babies’ heartbeats.

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When Pregnancy Triggers Violence

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Andrea Altomaro discusses how and why it can be difficult to uncover domestic abuse.

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