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.”

A Call to Action
A Call to Action
by Andrea Altomaro | May 26, 2020
Trixie's words echoed down to the generations of midwives before her and the ones after her, and all to all of the health care providers who work with vulnerable, underserved populations.
I Believe in You
I Believe in You
by Andrea Altomaro | May 11, 2020
Here’s to Call the Midwife for accurately representing the work of midwives, bringing the knowledge of the midwifery model of care to the mainstream. Happy Nurses Week!
Surviving Trauma as a Health Care Provider
Surviving Trauma as a Health Care Provider
by Andrea Altomaro | May 04, 2020
I may feel overwhelmed, stretched in every direction between all of my responsibilities, but I’m so grateful for the mental escape each week as I tune in to Call the Midwife.
Midwifing the Soul’s Transitions
Midwifing the Soul’s Transitions
by Andrea Altomaro | April 27, 2020
Birth and death, the great transitions in life, hold such significance in the lives of the bystanders.
The Midwife’s Role as Educator
The Midwife’s Role as Educator
by Andrea Altomaro | April 20, 2020
I feel a sense of satisfaction each week after taking in a new episode of Call the Midwife when I can relate to the experiences of the midwives of Nonnatus House, and this week was no exception.
Meeting Them Where They Are
Meeting Them Where They Are
by Andrea Altomaro | April 13, 2020
Watching this week’s episode made me feel so proud to be a part of this amazing profession.
The Importance of Adaptability
The Importance of Adaptability
by Andrea Altomaro | April 06, 2020
Sister Monica Joan reminded me that while I cannot change the present, I must instead change how I respond to it.
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.