International Day of the Midwife

International Day of the Midwife is held on May the 5th every year and is a day whereby midwives all across the globe celebrate and reflect on being a part of this incredible profession. Each year midwives, student midwives, health care support workers and anyone else who fancies joining in participate in all sorts of celebrations to commemorate the day, with a theme for the day being chosen each year. This years theme is “Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life.” To me, this highlights that being a midwife is more than just a job. It is a profession where we witness the transformation of women into mothers and mothers into families, and we are SO privileged to follow women on this journey and beyond. So I hope everyone out there is celebrating this fantastic day with all things midwifery, with maybe a little (or giant) tea party thrown in as let’s be honest, midwives have THE BEST tea parties and who doesn’t love tea and cake?! I was lucky enough to spend the day listening to some of the most fantastic and inspirational women within the midwifery profession speaking about what midwifery means to them and what we can do, as student midwives and midwives, to enhance this ever changing profession.

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