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.”

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.
Going Beyond the Surface
Going Beyond the Surface
by Katie Moriarty | April 15, 2019
Katie Moriarty highlights what Poplar's clinicians and staff do to go above and beyond for their patients.
When the Little Things are Teachable Moments
When the Little Things are Teachable Moments
by Katie Moriarty | April 08, 2019
Katie Moriarty on how showing respect can open a door of trust.
When Objects Summon Powerful Memories
When Objects Summon Powerful Memories
by Katie Moriarty | April 01, 2019
Katie Moriarty discusses the difficulty of discarding objects that have a story to tell.
Working Within and For a Community
Working Within and For a Community
by Katie Moriarty | April 23, 2018
Katie Moriarty argues health is a function of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
The Importance of Space and Place
The Importance of Space and Place
by Katie Moriarty | April 16, 2018
Katie Moriarty on the interplay with space and place during birth.
Addressing the Mind, Body and Spirit
Addressing the Mind, Body and Spirit
by Katie Moriarty | April 09, 2018
Katie Moriarty on the importance of finding the time to heal yourself.
Challenges and Opportunities Shared Across Generations
Challenges and Opportunities Shared Across Generations
by Katie Moriarty | March 26, 2018
Katie Moriarty on the three Rs of Midwifery: relationships, resilience and reflection.