Finding Strength Through Loss

Posted by Andrea Altomaro on

Watching Cynthia go through the emotional turmoil of a bad outcome in the second episode of Season 2 brought my worst fear to light. Most of the time, midwifery is a truly wonderful, joyous profession. We get to be there to witness new babies come into the world. We witness that intimate moment where a new family is created. However, along with the good can come the bad.

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Times May Change, but the Spirit Remains the Same

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The first episode of Season 2 started off with some pretty heavy issues. While I know that midwifery, especially working in a low-resource area, can be emotionally and physically difficult, I was still surprised to find that I needed to do an awful lot of reflection after the episode.

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Sacred Birth

Posted by Andrea Altomaro on

I believe that every single birth is sacred in its own way, and the second episode of Call the Midwife really drove that point home. So often, it’s not exactly how the events happen, but it’s the love and support that a mother and her family feel during a birth that make the event so sacred and beautiful.

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The Rookie Midwife

Posted by Andrea Altomaro on

The premiere of Call the Midwife was everything I hoped it would be. Being a new midwife myself, I can easily relate to Jenny. I remember the feelings of excitement and adrenaline when catching my first baby; although thankfully, there was no faulty fireplace to cover us in soot at my first birth experience!

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