The Taboo

I love how the producers and writers of Call the Midwife are fearless in tackling taboo subjects.  The characters and story lines put a human face on difficult and devices issues of the 1950s. These are issues so difficult that we still wrestle with them today, more than 50 years later. Women having been trying […]

Call the midwife Episode 4

Resilience

Resilience, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is “the ability to recover or adjust to misfortune or change.” Jenny Lee and the Roberts family prove in episode four of Call the Midwife how resilient the human spirit can be.  As a nurse midwife, you never forget the babies you deliver with birth defects. The show accurately portrays […]

Jenny - London Hospital uniform

Parallels

There are so many wonderful story lines in “Call the Midwife.”  I enjoy watching the friendships that have developed between the midwives. I like how the show’s creators give us a glimpse into the lives and emotions of the nuns but still keeps them somewhat apart from the others. Watching the interactions between the midwives […]

Picture Shows: Trixie Franklin (HELEN GEORGE), Cynthia Miller (BRYONY HANNAH), Jenny Lee (JESSICA RAINE) (C) Neal Street Productions - Screen Grab

Trust

The trust women place in their midwife is a gift. The trust a midwife places in herself is an essentially skill. As I teach and mentor of student nurse midwives, I tell them, “Be the midwife in the room. Be their midwife. They are looking to you to help. Cynthia and Trixie and all the […]