Midwifery Matters

“Midwifery matters and caring for women matters”, says Chummy near the end of this first episode. There is good reason for her and all midwives I know to feel this way. We see it and feel it everyday. Jenny Lee felt it when she reassured her frightened patient as she was about to give birth […]


Countdown is on to Season 3 Premiere!

Looking forward to seeing Season 3 premiere March 30th, 2014–tomorrow night at 8PM! I have missed the nurse-midwives and families in London’s East End!  The show resumes in the year 1959.  I am sure there will be many challenges and adventures for Nonnatus House and each of our characters (Jenny, Miranda, Cynthia, Trixie, Sister Monica Joan, Sister […]


Hi, I’m Debbie. I am your new midwife

There is just 1 day before the new season of Call the Midwife begins.  Like visiting old friends, it will be good to catch up with the women of Nonnatus house.  After the program, I hope you will come back here to check out a modern midwife perspective and offer your comments. During previous seasons my […]

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Third Season of CALL THE MIDWIFE Premieres Sunday, March 30, 2014 on DPTV

Season 3 begins Sunday – stay tuned in to the Modern Day Midwives blog to give you a contemporary view of the 50’s midwifery. PBS transports viewers back to East London on the eve of the Swinging Sixties when the British drama CALL THE MIDWIFE returns to PBS for a third season on March 30, […]