About The Author

Andrea Altomaro

Andrea Altomaro MS, CNM, IBCLC has been nurse-midwife since 2012 and is currently working for the Henry Ford Health System. Andrea knew from a young age that she was interested in pregnancy and birth, and decided to become a nurse. When she learned about the role of certified nurse midwives when she was in nursing school, she knew she had found her path.

Andrea graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and from the University of Michigan with a Master’s Degree in Science for Nurse-Midwifery. She practices full-scope midwifery care at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

“I’m so grateful for all the families that allow me into their lives during their pregnancies and birthing times. It is so special to see the strength, power, and grace of the birthing person as they bring their babies into the world.”

In the Midst of a Crisis, Our Actions Impact the Outcome
In the Midst of a Crisis, Our Actions Impact the Outcome
by Andrea Altomaro | March 30, 2020
Andrea Altomaro on the actions we take and how we cope with a new, widespread virus.
When the Past Reveals the Problems of Today's Choices
When the Past Reveals the Problems of Today's Choices
by Andrea Altomaro | May 22, 2019
Andrea Altomaro argues that Season 8 shows abortions bans don't prevent abortions from happening, they just prevent them from happening safely.
When They’re Not Who You Thought They Were
When They’re Not Who You Thought They Were
by Andrea Altomaro | May 13, 2019
Andrea Altomaro on how it feels when someone that you’ve loved and respected turns out to be a completely different person than you thought they were.
Finding Where We Belong
Finding Where We Belong
by Andrea Altomaro | May 06, 2019
Andrea Altomaro on how finding and feeling a sense of belonging can empower you.
The Art of Listening
The Art of Listening
by Andrea Altomaro | April 29, 2019
Andrea Altomaro says midwives are caring for people at an extremely vulnerable time in their lives. It’s important that we don’t lose sight of that.
First, Do No Harm
First, Do No Harm
by Andrea Altomaro | April 24, 2019
Andrea Altomaro says we can take anything away from this episode, she hopes it is that we understand that we really cannot assume we know better than any of our patients.
Understanding Grief
Understanding Grief
by Andrea Altomaro | April 15, 2019
Andrea Altomaro on how grief changes you forever.
For Every Problem, There is a Solution
For Every Problem, There is a Solution
by Andrea Altomaro | April 08, 2019
Andrea Altomaro discusses the importance of be able to “turn off” from work.
Midwife: 'With ALL Womxn'
Midwife: 'With ALL Womxn'
by Andrea Altomaro | April 01, 2019
Andrea Altomaro says if a nun can put aside all personal beliefs in order to provide empathetic and compassionate care for her patient, all nurses can do the same.
Sacred Memories
Sacred Memories
by Andrea Altomaro | May 07, 2018
Andrea Altomaro on building and cherishing the memories that change us.
A Midwife’s Hands
A Midwife’s Hands
by Andrea Altomaro | April 30, 2018
Andrea Altomaro says the passion that draws us to midwifery is a the common thread that holds us together.
Understanding and Loving All of Ourselves
Understanding and Loving All of Ourselves
by Andrea Altomaro | April 23, 2018
Andrea Altomaro on why it's important to talk about bodies and health in a way that is open and honest.