The Dangers of Closing Off Safe Options

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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.

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The Midwife’s Daughter

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Deborah McBain on her role as both a midwife and mother.

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Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 4 GIF Recap

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We blinked, and suddenly we’re halfway through the show that always gets us through our Sunday night scaries without fail. Oh how time flies when you’re busy wiping away tears after every episode of “Call the Midwife.” Now that we’re back, the sun is shining and Poplar is alive and well with activity for the summer.

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Life Bound Up in Mysteries

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Deborah McBain speaks to the mystery of how we come to different conclusions on keeping children safe.

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Understanding Grief

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Andrea Altomaro on how grief changes you forever.

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Going Beyond the Surface

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Katie Moriarty highlights what Poplar's clinicians and staff do to go above and beyond for their patients.

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Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 3 GIF Recap

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We won’t deny it – this season of “Call the Midwife” has gotten off to a bleak start. A big ol’ YIKES doesn’t even begin to cover it. While we can usually turn to the dulcet tones of Jenny Lee’s episode narration to comfort us through the tragedies that are cast upon the midwives each week, we’re having some trouble keeping it together lately.

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There is Still Much Worth Fighting For

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Deborah McBain on the importance of continuing to fight for human rights and respect.

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For Every Problem, There is a Solution

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Andrea Altomaro discusses the importance of be able to “turn off” from work.

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When the Little Things are Teachable Moments

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Katie Moriarty on how showing respect can open a door of trust.

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Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 2 GIF Recap

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On Episode 2 of "Call the Midwife," our favorite British series opens to a bustling scene as a line of patients crowd the waiting room of Dr. Turner’s clinic. From house calls to the maternity home, appointments have been flooding in from Poplar’s residents, and Dr. Turner and the midwives are in high demand.

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Midwife: 'With ALL Womxn'

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Andrea Altomaro says if a nun can put aside all personal beliefs in order to provide empathetic and compassionate care for her patient, all nurses can do the same.

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Making Room for Hope and Compassion

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Deborah McBain on the secrets and silence communities keep which result in dangerous solutions to problems that then cause more problems.

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When Objects Summon Powerful Memories

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Katie Moriarty discusses the difficulty of discarding objects that have a story to tell.

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Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 1 GIF Recap

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Welcome back, ladies and gents. We made it! New year, new us, but also, new midwives. Season 8 welcomes Sister Frances and Sister Hilda to Nonnatus House and Poplar is abuzz with gossip about Queen Elizabeth’s pregnancy. What a time to be alive!

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Valerie is placed in a terrible position in relation to her family, and Sister Frances wants to do more to help both her and Poplar's women. The Nonnatans try to give...