It Is the Others That Need Us the Most

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Katie Moriarty discusses Episode 3's storylines that touched on sexuality, hatred of different groups, and poor housing conditions and public health issues. 

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Some Are Easier to Love Than Others

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During her long nursing career, Deborah McBain has cared for families in a multitude of configurations, but it is the similarities in partnerships and families that strike her the most.

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A Midwife for the Most Vulnerable

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Andrea Altomaro explores the parallels between the episode’s plot and her modern day practice. Part of midwifery is being available for support, and sometimes simply listening to the struggles that clients may be experiencing. 

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Calypso Baby

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Episode 2's tragic stillbirth inspired Katie Moriarty to share statistics and the modern methods of monitoring fetal movements. 

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Love and Loss

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See how Andrea Altomaro reacted to a couple's sudden loss in Episode 2. 

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A Focus on Nurse Crane

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Deborah McBain gives her thoughts on Episode 2's tough story on pregnancy loss.

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The Power of One

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Modern Day Midwives blogger Katie Moriarty discusses the parallels between the Season 4 Premiere's child neglect story line and recent real-life cases in her hometown of Detroit, and what can be done about it. 

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Midwifery Miracles

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The opening scene of the Season 4 Premiere began with fast birth in the back seat of car. Although Modern Day Midwives blogger Andrea Altomaro has yet to catch a baby in the back seat of car, she can attest that the depiction of birth was pretty spot on: at times, it’s unpredictable, it can be messy, but above all, it’s pretty miraculous. 

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A Midwife in Every Spot

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Modern Day Midwives blogger Deborah McBain loved that the first episode of Season 4 featured two births within the first several minutes, a third birth later on, plenty of heart wrenching drama, a pending health crisis, plus a proposal.

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Countdown to the Season 4 Premiere!

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There's only a few more days until the Season 4 Premiere of Call the Midwife! To honor the day, Modern Day Midwives blogger Katie Moriarty and her team are hosting an event for the show in Detroit, Michigan. 

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Season 4: London 1960 and Detroit 2015

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In the first post for Season 4, Modern Day Midwives blogger Deborah McBain discusses how 1960 London compares with 2015 Detroit. 

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