About The Author

Katie Moriarty

Katie Moriarty, PhD, CNM, CAFCI, FACNM, RN is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) and Professor on faculty at Frontier Nursing University. Katie was re-elected for a second term to serve on the Board of Directors for the American College of Nurse-Midwives as the Region IV Representative (MI, OH, IND, IL, MO, AR, KY). She has been a CNM since 1992 and has attended births in and out of the hospital setting. She launched the first Integrative Healthcare, Complementary Therapies Clinic in Pregnancy and Reproductive Women’s Health. Dr. Moriarty earned her BScN at the University of Windsor, Ontario CANADA; MS (Perinatal Nursing and Nurse-Midwifery) and PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

“Midwife means 'with woman' and I feel honored to be a partner with women and their families through this amazing life event. Pregnancy and birth are powerful times, and when we act as a team to address the mind, body, and spirit we can optimize that power and strengthen the individual woman, their family, and our communities. Each woman is unique and deserves respect and accurate information based on the best evidence available to make informed decisions as they travel their path to motherhood.”

The Faces Behind the Numbers
The Faces Behind the Numbers
by Katie Moriarty | May 18, 2020
When I watched this last episode of Season 9, I was proud of Trixie. I think she would be proud of us as we weather the storms and strive to shine in our time.
The Medicalization of Birth
The Medicalization of Birth
by Katie Moriarty | May 11, 2020
With the opening scene I could feel a visceral difference in the room and the approach to assisting the woman in childbirth.
Discovering Ways to Cope with the Here and Now
Discovering Ways to Cope with the Here and Now
by Katie Moriarty | May 04, 2020
As a Modern Day midwife in the midst of COVID-19, times are difficult as we have to rethink how to share our joys and our struggles and even our grief.
Life Can Change in One Breath
Life Can Change in One Breath
by Katie Moriarty | April 27, 2020
I have often been struck by how similar both birth and death can be. In an instant everything changes …. for an instant, the world holds its breath.
Revealing the Faults in Our Care
Revealing the Faults in Our Care
by Katie Moriarty | April 20, 2020
This is an unprecedented time but I have been impressed with how quickly some have pulled together to face this crisis. I have faith, belief, and hope that we will face the challenges ahead of us.
To Face the Challenges of Today, We Adapt
To Face the Challenges of Today, We Adapt
by Katie Moriarty | April 13, 2020
As a Modern Day midwife, what I took away from this episode was adaptation.
Embracing the Present
Embracing the Present
by Katie Moriarty | April 06, 2020
When we cannot alter things or control things—it is ok to sit and allow yourself the grace to accept your thoughts and feelings.
To Tackle Today's Outbreak, We Need to Act As One
To Tackle Today's Outbreak, We Need to Act As One
by Katie Moriarty | March 30, 2020
It is important to take our situation today seriously—protect yourself, and thereby, we will protect each other.
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
by Katie Moriarty | May 13, 2019
Katie Moriarty on Sister France's first steps as a true Midwife.
The Supporters
The Supporters
by Katie Moriarty | May 06, 2019
Katie Moriarty says we can all be that safe landing spot for others—but we have to open our eyes to who needs us and how we can be there for them.
'Our Bodies Are Only Part of Who We Are'
'Our Bodies Are Only Part of Who We Are'
by Katie Moriarty | April 29, 2019
Katie Moriarty says just as there are variations and a spectrum with color – there is also variation or a spectrum with sexual anatomy.
The Dangers of Closing Off Safe Options
The Dangers of Closing Off Safe Options
by Katie Moriarty | April 24, 2019
Katie Moriarty on a how a backstreet abortion in 1964 Poplar reveals that reproductive rights for women are still extremely challenging and that in the year 2019.