Hyperemesis Gravidarum or Severe Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy

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Katie Moriarty discusses the Season 4 Finale and shares resources for strategies to help with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, a theme seen in Episode 8. 

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It's About Resolution, Not Condemnation

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Episode 7 made Katie Moriarty think about patient safety and the structures and processes that are put in place to improve capability and decrease errors.

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May 5th is the International Day of the Midwife

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On the International Day of the Midwife, Katie Moriarty reiterates that being a midwife is really a calling more than a profession.

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We’re Shaped by the Hands We Hold and Hearts We Cherish

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For Katie Moriarty, it is an honor to be with mothers as they go through powerful transitions in their lives. 

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Humanity is Fragile

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Katie Moriarty shares how she related to Sister Julienne's challenges working with a couple who refused medical treatment in Episode 5. 

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Public Health Behavior: Changes and Challenges

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Katie Moriarty explores Episode 4’s theme of changes in health behavior. 

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It Is the Others That Need Us the Most

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Katie Moriarty discusses Episode 3's storylines that touched on sexuality, hatred of different groups, and poor housing conditions and public health issues. 

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Calypso Baby

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Episode 2's tragic stillbirth inspired Katie Moriarty to share statistics and the modern methods of monitoring fetal movements. 

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The Power of One

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Modern Day Midwives blogger Katie Moriarty discusses the parallels between the Season 4 Premiere's child neglect story line and recent real-life cases in her hometown of Detroit, and what can be done about it. 

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Countdown to the Season 4 Premiere!

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There's only a few more days until the Season 4 Premiere of Call the Midwife! To honor the day, Modern Day Midwives blogger Katie Moriarty and her team are hosting an event for the show in Detroit, Michigan. 

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Season 3 Finale: The Circle of Life

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The arrival of new life eclipses everything. When all goes well the room is filled with happiness and all the pain that went before is forgotten. Where there was mystery there is knowledge — where there was fear there is love.

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May 5, 2014 Was Nurses Day and the International Day of the Midwife

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On May 5 each year we ask the world to focus on the role of midwives and midwifery. The 2014 theme for the International Day of the Midwife 2014 is “Midwives changing the world one family at a time!” It sends a strong signal that midwives provide care that changes families, communities and the world by saving the lives of mothers and babies.

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Don’t Let Misfortune Find a Home

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“The dawns were paler and the mornings cool; yet we had few thoughts of autumn or harvest — for we saw the fruits of women’s labor every day. The wheel of our year turned slowly … work was its constant driving force — as present yet as changeable as the weather. But time passed in Poplar as it did everywhere holding mysteries and secrets in its net.”

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Perfection Is Not a Polished Thing

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“Perfection is not a polished thing. It is often simply something that is sincerely meant. Perfection is a job complete, praise given, a prayer heard, it can be kindness shown, thanks offered up. Perfection is what we discover in each other — what we see reflected back ... And if perfection alludes us — that doesn’t matter, for what we have within the moment is enough.”

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You Are a Warrior

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“To the young it seems no door is closed and as if all hearts are open. Everything is possible. Love comes so easily. I loved my work and the freedom that it brought me. I loved the teeming streets, the families I encountered, and I thought the joy would last forever.”

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