Where There Is Anger There Is Always Fear

Posted by Katie Moriarty on

I love this show and the relationships, friendships, sense of camaraderie and the challenges (personal and professional) that they face! As a certified nurse midwife (CNM) in 2013, I am struck by the similarity of issues.

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Real Life or Call the Midwife?

Posted by Andrea Altomaro on

I love that when I watch every episode of Call the Midwife, I see so many similarities between the show and my life! There aren’t too many medical shows where I can say that. I’m almost always the first to point out something not-quite-right about a medical drama.

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Parallels

Posted by Tish Roeske on

There are so many wonderful story lines in Call the Midwife. I enjoy watching the friendships that have developed. I like how the show’s creators give us a glimpse into the lives and emotions of the nuns but still keeps them somewhat apart from the others. Watching the interactions between the midwives and the doctors, with all its give and take, is so similar to my experience

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Finding Strength Through Loss

Posted by Andrea Altomaro on

Watching Cynthia go through the emotional turmoil of a bad outcome in the second episode of Season 2 brought my worst fear to light. Most of the time, midwifery is a truly wonderful, joyous profession. We get to be there to witness new babies come into the world. We witness that intimate moment where a new family is created. However, along with the good can come the bad.

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Trust

Posted by Tish Roeske on

The trust women place in their midwife is a gift. The trust a midwife places in herself is an essential skill. As I teach and mentor student nurse midwives, I tell them, “Be the midwife in the room. Be their midwife. They are looking to you to help."

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Times May Change, but the Spirit Remains the Same

Posted by Andrea Altomaro on

The first episode of Season 2 started off with some pretty heavy issues. While I know that midwifery, especially working in a low-resource area, can be emotionally and physically difficult, I was still surprised to find that I needed to do an awful lot of reflection after the episode.

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Call the Midwife Season 2: Still Hitting the Mark

Posted by Tish Roeske on

I have been anticipating Season 2 of Call the Midwife. Would it be as good as Season 1? Would it still be a wonderful look back at childbirth and the way it touches families and communities? Would it still somehow manage to remain pertinent to the lives of women and their families today? Yes, yes and yes again.

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