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    "Call the Midwife," Season 2, Episode 3

    By Nancy Kraus, LM

    An unexpected twin delivery in a mom who had no prenatal care.  An impaired surgeon.  Unrequited love.  The power of sisterly bonds. Doing what's right even when it's not what you really want to do.

    "Call the Midwife" continues its exploration of the emotional and very human issues that are experienced in health care and in giving birth. The times, the equipment, the clothing, the setting are different, but the fears and problems we face are the same.

    I continue to be impressed by the very accurate and real way birth is portrayed in this series as opposed to the overwrought, unreal way birth is usually portrayed in American television shows.  A midwife is always on the set during the shooting of this series, and as a midwife myself, I really appreciate and am amazed by this attention to detail and reality.

    Thankfully, nurses no longer have to wear those horrible, "couture" uniforms and ridiculous caps when they are doing their very important and often physical work!  And would any American today tolerate being a patient in a ward?  People in NYC expect private rooms in hospitals and concierge service.  But with all our advances in technology, the human touch of a caring nurse or midwife is still the most important aspect of care.

    Writers wanted! To post your reactions to the next episode of Call The Midwife, write us at newyorkmidwives@gmail.com or post on our Facebook.

    Posted 4/18/2013 4:39:00 PM
     

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