FINALE: The Circle of Life

By Katie Moriarty, PhD, CNM, CAFCI 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. The finale was filled with the circle of life […]

May 5th, 2014 was Nurses Day and the International Day of the Midwife

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 […]

HOPE is a thing of extraordinary power

“Working as midwives in London’s East End we were no strangers to the first light or the half dark. When babies arrived we went to deliver them…it didn’t matter what the hour…” This episode really touched me. Sister Julienne showed immense compassion and perseverance as she helped Stella through her labor and birth within the […]

“Our work was birth-the primal act of a woman’s life”

“Our work was birth–the primal act of a woman’s’ life.   A time fueled by instinct and by fear.  Trusting our instinct can be what we fear most.  Our actions –our hours alone….and we must suffer their consequences” It is nearing the end of the university semester—and this modern day midwife/ professor smiled with this episode!  We just discussed […]