Reflecting on the Joy and Pains Within Our Lives

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Modern Day Midwife Katie Moriarty reflects on the joy and pains within our daily lives, and the need to expand our commitment to moms everywhere.

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Finding the Right Support Group

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Modern Day Midwife Katie Moriarty recounts the many types of support groups mothers can reach out to optimize your mind, body and/or spirit.

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The Realities of Female Genital Mutilation

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Modern Day Midwife Katie Moriarty recounts how she, like so many other health care professionals, was ill prepared for her first encounter with FGM.

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Don't Miss the International Day of the Midwife

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The Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) is an annual free 24-hour online conference celebrating midwifery and birth-related matters with speakers from around the globe.

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Why Every Mom-to-be Needs an Advocate

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Katie Moriarty says modern day midwifes are in a key role to help a family and to be an advocate for their needs.

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Why Words Matter in Midwifery

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Modern Day Midwife Katie Moriarty reflects on the disrespect and cold treatment pregnant women suffer Episode 4, and their consequences.

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A Framework for Successful Leadership in Health Care

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While Sister Ursula shakes up priorities at Nonnatus House, Modern Day Midwife Katie Moriarty looks at what leaders do today to make positive changes.

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The Art and Science of Practicing Balanced Care

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Nonnatus house nurses and midwives are struggling with being able to meet the needs of the community, and Katie Moriarty says Modern Day Midwives still unfortunately feel this same stress.

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Supporting Healthy Spaces for Midwives

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Katie Moriarty looks at having a personal voice and support for health care workers, and a recent focus on trying to achieve joy within your workplace.

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A Final Farewell

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As Season 5 comes to a close, Katie Moriarty looks back on the controversy surrounding thalidomide and discusses how one doctor made strides with her work for the FDA.

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Managing Hidden Biases

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Katie Moriarty discusses implicit stereotypes and how we can learn to recognize and control them.

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Going the Distance

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Katie Moriarty discusses the change in midwife transportation over the years and how it impacted midwifery in some of the most remote locations in the U.S.

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Finding Strength During Dark Times

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Katie Moriarty discusses a broken system and the need for us to do better by victims of crime.

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Facing the Winds of Change

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Katie Moriarty explores the changes between the '60s and today, touching on unplanned pregnancy, child deformities and a shift from home births to hospitals.

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How Health Information and Stigma Has Changed in the Modern Era

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Though much has changed since the 1960s, issues of widespread disease and women's health are ongoing conversations, even today. Katie Moriarty examines these topics as they arise in Episode 3.

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About the Modern Day Midwives

PBS and Detroit Public Television have partnered with experienced midwives to discuss their role in modern obstetrics and how things have changed in relation to Call the Midwife, which takes place in the 1950s and 1960s. Learn More