About The Author

Katie Moriarty

Katie Moriarty, PhD, CNM, CAFCI, FACNM, RN is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) and on faculty at Frontier Nursing University. 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. She has two postdoctoral fellowships: 1) Integrative Healthcare (a love and passion within her scholarship work) and 2) Ecology focusing on sustainable food systems, toxins, and the environment/climate change and its impact on human health. Katie has held local, regional and national leadership positions. Dr. Moriarty served two terms on the Board of Directors for the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

“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.”

Looking Back on a Decade of Call the Midwife
Looking Back on a Decade of Call the Midwife
by Katie Moriarty | November 21, 2021
I am always inspired by the characters, the storylines, and the meaning behind the show.
Words and Actions Matter
Words and Actions Matter
by Katie Moriarty | November 14, 2021
Two powerful messages, one physical and one verbal, were at the core of episode 7.
Using Your Voice
Using Your Voice
by Katie Moriarty | November 07, 2021
We must really maintain our passion, trust our knowledge, push back on the injustices and imbalances that we note and experience. We must trust our voice and use it!
Making Their Own Choices
Making Their Own Choices
by Katie Moriarty | October 31, 2021
This episode really got me thinking of several things; however, the storyline of Janette Owen’s teen pregnancy and her lack of rights and autonomy got me searching, exploring and reflecting.
Be a Mentor to the Future
Be a Mentor to the Future
by Katie Moriarty | October 24, 2021
This episode really resonated with me—the students, teaching, supporting, mentoring—and the pure joy of the miracle of birth.
Lucille’s Search for Evidence
Lucille’s Search for Evidence
by Katie Moriarty | October 17, 2021
Thank you Call the Midwife for showing multiple examples of varied designs for our students to watch and enjoy!
Exemplifying Honesty, Integrity and Humility
Exemplifying Honesty, Integrity and Humility
by Katie Moriarty | October 10, 2021
You can witness this virtue in the Call the Midwife characters. We witness their generosity, helpfulness, and positive communication styles.
Highlighting a Toxic, Tragic Legacy
Highlighting a Toxic, Tragic Legacy
by Katie Moriarty | October 03, 2021
I commend the show for highlighting a public health issue and the underlying scandal of this environmental disaster and resulting impacts that this disaster had on human health and reproduction.
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.