When the Past Reveals the Problems of Today's Choices

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Andrea Altomaro argues that Season 8 shows abortions bans don't prevent abortions from happening, they just prevent them from happening safely.

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When They’re Not Who You Thought They Were

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Andrea Altomaro how it feels when someone that you’ve loved and respected turns out to be a completely different person than you thought they were.

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Finding Where We Belong

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Andrea Altomaro on how finding and feeling a sense of belonging can empower you.

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The Art of Listening

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Andrea Altomaro says midwives are caring for people at an extremely vulnerable time in their lives. It’s important that we don’t lose sight of that.

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First, Do No Harm

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Andrea Altomaro says we can take anything away from this episode, she hopes it is that we understand that we really cannot assume we know better than any of our patients.

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Understanding Grief

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Andrea Altomaro on how grief changes you forever.

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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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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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Sacred Memories

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Andrea Altomaro on building and cherishing the memories that change us.

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A Midwife’s Hands

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Andrea Altomaro says the passion that draws us to midwifery is a the common thread that holds us together.

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Understanding and Loving All of Ourselves

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Andrea Altomaro on why it's important to talk about bodies and health in a way that is open and honest.

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Maternal Mental Health: Why It Matters

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Andrea Altomaro discusses the common feelings of anxiety and depression women can feel during their pregnancies or in the postpartum period.

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Self-care Isn’t Selfish, It’s Essential

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Andrea Altomaro discusses how crucial it is to take time to unwind and recharge.

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Providing Care With Compassion, and Without Judgment

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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.

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Season 7: Changes on the Horizon

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Andrea Altomaro discusses the importance of keeping a kind, welcoming, inclusive attitude.

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