Posts from Andrea Altomaro

The Diligent, Vigilant Nurse
The Diligent, Vigilant Nurse
by Andrea Altomaro | April 10, 2017
With Nonnatus house facing cuts, Andrea Altomaro explains why nursing and midwifery care is so much more than collecting vital signs and listening to babies’ heartbeats.
When Pregnancy Triggers Violence
When Pregnancy Triggers Violence
by Andrea Altomaro | April 03, 2017
Andrea Altomaro discusses how and why it can be difficult to uncover domestic abuse.
Carrying on in the Face of Grief
Carrying on in the Face of Grief
by Andrea Altomaro | May 23, 2016
At times, life forces us into situations where we find ourselves grieving during times of celebration. Andrea Altomaro navigates this challenge.
'Nothing Stays the Same'
'Nothing Stays the Same'
by Andrea Altomaro | May 16, 2016
Embracing change plays an important role in Episode 7 as many of Poplar's residents remain resistant to contraception and new ways of birthing. Andrea Altomaro explores this issue.
A Midwife’s Skill
A Midwife’s Skill
by Andrea Altomaro | May 09, 2016
Andrea Altomaro discusses delivery complications that can occur without a midwife present as a young woman attempts to conceal her pregnancy in Episode 6.
Welcoming Babies and Building Up Mothers
Welcoming Babies and Building Up Mothers
by Andrea Altomaro | May 02, 2016
Motherhood doesn't come easy to everyone, and for some it can bring about extreme anxiety. Andrea Altomaro tackles postpartum depression and depression during pregnancy in this week's post.
When Doing Our Best Doesn’t Feel Like Enough
When Doing Our Best Doesn’t Feel Like Enough
by Andrea Altomaro | April 25, 2016
Andrea Altomaro discusses acceptance when coping with stressful labors and births that go awry.
Listen, Support & Leave Judgment at the Door
Listen, Support & Leave Judgment at the Door
by Andrea Altomaro | April 18, 2016
With judgment playing a theme throughout Episode 3, Andrea Altomaro advises against turning on a patient even when your values don't align.
Putting Personal Bias Aside & Respecting a Mother's Choices
Putting Personal Bias Aside & Respecting a Mother's Choices
by Andrea Altomaro | April 11, 2016
Andrea Altomaro discusses the importance of lending an ear to a patient in times of emotional distress.