Don't Miss the International Day of the Midwife

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The Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) is an annual free 24-hour online conference celebrating midwifery and birth-related matters with speakers from around the globe.

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Why Every Mom-to-be Needs an Advocate

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Katie Moriarty says modern day midwifes are in a key role to help a family and to be an advocate for their needs.

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Why Words Matter in Midwifery

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Modern Day Midwife Katie Moriarty reflects on the disrespect and cold treatment pregnant women suffer Episode 4, and their consequences.

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A Framework for Successful Leadership in Health Care

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While Sister Ursula shakes up priorities at Nonnatus House, Modern Day Midwife Katie Moriarty looks at what leaders do today to make positive changes.

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The Art and Science of Practicing Balanced Care

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Nonnatus house nurses and midwives are struggling with being able to meet the needs of the community, and Katie Moriarty says Modern Day Midwives still unfortunately feel this same stress.

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Supporting Healthy Spaces for Midwives

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Katie Moriarty looks at having a personal voice and support for health care workers, and a recent focus on trying to achieve joy within your workplace.

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A Final Farewell

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As Season 5 comes to a close, Katie Moriarty looks back on the controversy surrounding thalidomide and discusses how one doctor made strides with her work for the FDA.

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Managing Hidden Biases

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Katie Moriarty discusses implicit stereotypes and how we can learn to recognize and control them.

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Going the Distance

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Katie Moriarty discusses the change in midwife transportation over the years and how it impacted midwifery in some of the most remote locations in the U.S.

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Finding Strength During Dark Times

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Katie Moriarty discusses a broken system and the need for us to do better by victims of crime.

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Facing the Winds of Change

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Katie Moriarty explores the changes between the '60s and today, touching on unplanned pregnancy, child deformities and a shift from home births to hospitals.

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How Health Information and Stigma Has Changed in the Modern Era

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Though much has changed since the 1960s, issues of widespread disease and women's health are ongoing conversations, even today. Katie Moriarty examines these topics as they arise in Episode 3.

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Welcome Back Call the Midwife!

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Modern Day Midwives blogger Katie Moriarty eagerly anticipates Season 5 and discusses how the midwifery lessons of 1961 Poplar are still relevant today in Detroit, Mich.

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The Tragic History of Thalidomide and Phocomelia

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Katie Moriarty discusses the history of thalidomide use around the world in from 1957-1962.

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Avoiding Unnecessary Medical Intervention During Labor

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Though the physiologic process takes precedence over induced labor, the latter is sometimes considered when an expectant mother feels it's best. Katie Moriarty explains the significance of allowing shared decision-making between mother and midwife.

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