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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Carrying on in the Face of Grief

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At times, life forces us into situations where we find ourselves grieving during times of celebration. Andrea Altomaro navigates this challenge.

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Truths and Lessons Learned from Being a Midwife

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Deborah McBain bids farewell to midwifery but recalls the lessons she has learned during this special journey of her life.

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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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'Nothing Stays the Same'

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Embracing change plays an important role in Episode 7 as many of Poplar's residents remain resistant to contraception and new ways of birthing. Andrea Altomaro explores this issue.

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A Midwife’s Skill

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Andrea Altomaro discusses delivery complications that can occur without a midwife present as a young woman attempts to conceal her pregnancy in Episode 6.

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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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The World Intrudes on Birth

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As an important chapter of her life soon comes to a close, Deborah McBain reflects on her time as a midwife and nurse.

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A Born Before Arrival Story

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Deborah McBain reflects on Episode 5, recalling her own experience with a Born Before Arrival birth.

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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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Welcoming Babies and Building Up Mothers

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Motherhood doesn't come easy to everyone, and for some it can bring about extreme anxiety. Andrea Altomaro tackles postpartum depression and depression during pregnancy in this week's post.

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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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When Doing Our Best Doesn’t Feel Like Enough

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Andrea Altomaro discusses acceptance when coping with stressful labors and births that go awry.

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Listen, Support & Leave Judgment at the Door

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With judgment playing a theme throughout Episode 3, Andrea Altomaro advises against turning on a patient even when your values don't align.

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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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