“Call the Midwife” and VUSN bloggers return this Sunday on NPT

Call the Midwife” is back for season 12 this Sunday at 7 p.m. central on Nashville Public Television. The Vanderbilt School of Nursing blogging midwives will also be back to share insight and comments on the program and how it relates to what they see as real-life midwives. 

VUSN Instructor Hannah Diaz, MSN’09, CNM, and VUMC Nurse Midwife Kate Virostko, CNM, have been blogging about the series for several years. They enjoy the family-oriented nature of the content and says that it reminds them of their own experiences as midwives, where building trust with patients is key. 

“Midwifery is that perfect combination of medical science and really connecting with people,” Diaz says, adding that the show offers an accurate portrayal of the situations she encounters and of the relationships she builds with clients. 

Virostko agrees saying, “On the show, the midwives find ways to offer care and keep each patient a little safer than they would have been without the midwives involved. In our careers, we find ways for people to feel heard and still get a plan in place to keep the mom and baby safe.” 

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Kate Virostko

Midwifery Faculty Practice have underwritten the beloved British television series since it first premiered on NPT in 2013. The series is consistently one of the most watched shows on NPT and on the BBC, which produces it. 

Get to know the VUSN midwives! Check out last year’s story on their experiences writing about the program >>