Welcome back! This week’s post is by Jennette Morgan. “The soul, being stronger than we think, can survive all mutilations and the marks upon it make it perfect and complete.” This week’s episode of Call the Midwife delved into several issues, many of which, we as health care providers deal with often. I…(Read More)

Welcome back! This week we are hearing from new midwife Kari Kohl. What a lovely way to spend a Sunday evening: catching up with old friends. I was a regular follower of Call the Midwife until I started midwifery school myself, and other things took priority—studying, papers, tests, clinical practice, my abandoned family….. So…(Read More)

Welcome back! This week’s blog comes from midwife Joan Combellick. “No matter what science sought, our challenge remained the same…to accept what it meant to be human, to embrace our strengths, our weaknesses, our dreams.” In this week’s episode of ‘Call the Midwife,’ Sister Ursula, the new Mother Superior, tries to introduce…(Read More)

Welcome to NYSALM’s annual Call the Midwife blog! We are proud to bring you insights from real New York midwives (and student midwives) about the series. This post is by midwife Nancy Kraus. The midwives are back!  “Call the Midwife,” the nostalgic British show which features realistic portrayals of birth and deals with important…(Read More)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office has released the proposed regulations for New York State’s Paid Family Leave Act, which he signed into law last year.  The public comment period runs through April 10th. When in full effect, New York State will have the best Paid Family Leave Law in the nation.  The roll-out…(Read More)

EACH Woman Act Introduced

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) have introduced the EACH Woman Act, with Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and 100 other members of Congress.  The bill states that income, insurance or residential address will not interfere with a woman’s…(Read More)

ANCM Launches BirthTOOLS

The ACNM recently launched BirthTOOLS (Tools for Optimizing the Outcomes of Labor Safely), a new collection of resources for supporting and promoting physiologic birth. Check it out! &nbsp…(Read More)

PageLines