NYSALM Annual Reflection

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the board as well as all the other midwives and midwifery students who have volunteered their time and energy. For those of you who are new to our state organization – we welcome you!  You have joined at an exciting time filled…(Read More)

Findings from this statewide workforce and maternity care consumer survey demonstrate midwifery services offer high value maternity care.  “The Midwifery Model provides care that is woman- and family-centered and relies on practices proven to have positive results for women and babies.  Midwives are experts in supporting the physiologic and healthy processes of labor, childbirth…(Read More)

This week’s post is from midwife Nancy Kraus. Enjoy! It is now 1962 in London.  The theme of this episode is Expectations and Disappointments.  One of the expectations explored is that science and medicine are meant to help, not harm people. A family we met in the previous season reappears; their daughter is now…(Read More)

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)

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