Posts from Andrea Altomaro

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.
Maternal Mental Health: Why It Matters
Maternal Mental Health: Why It Matters
by Andrea Altomaro | April 16, 2018
Andrea Altomaro discusses the common feelings of anxiety and depression women can feel during their pregnancies or in the postpartum period.
Self-care Isn’t Selfish, It’s Essential
Self-care Isn’t Selfish, It’s Essential
by Andrea Altomaro | April 09, 2018
Andrea Altomaro discusses how crucial it is to take time to unwind and recharge.
Providing Care With Compassion, and Without Judgment
Providing Care With Compassion, and Without Judgment
by Andrea Altomaro | April 02, 2018
Andrea Altomaro: It is not my job to judge, or try to sway their decision one way or the other, but to listen and provide safe, evidence-based information.
Season 7: Changes on the Horizon
Season 7: Changes on the Horizon
by Andrea Altomaro | March 26, 2018
Andrea Altomaro discusses the importance of keeping a kind, welcoming, inclusive attitude.
Carrying the Lessons Learned from Call the Midwife
Carrying the Lessons Learned from Call the Midwife
by Andrea Altomaro | May 18, 2017
Andrea Altomaro explains how midwives sometimes must grieve with patients and their families, and sometimes in the same day, have to celebrate with others.
The Impact of Support Through Stressful Times
The Impact of Support Through Stressful Times
by Andrea Altomaro | May 15, 2017
Andrea Altomaro says the strength we can get from a support group, from our friends, family, and community, can make such a difference in our coping abilities.
Cultural Competence and Compassionate Care
Cultural Competence and Compassionate Care
by Andrea Altomaro | May 08, 2017
Modern Midwife Andrea Altomaro says it's important to be sensitive of the fact that Nadifa has grown up her entire life believing that what was done to her was normal and necessary.
Tied Together Long After the Cord is Cut
Tied Together Long After the Cord is Cut
by Andrea Altomaro | April 28, 2017
Modern Day Midwife and mother Andrea Altomaro on how the bond between mother and child is so much more than an emotional one,