Celebrate International Day of the Midwife, Virtually!


May 5 is International Day of the Midwife.  Many communities have events planned to coincide with this celebration. If your community does not, there are still plenty of opportunities to learn about, celebrate, and advocate for midwives and the midwifery model of care.  For the second year in a row, midwives and their advocates from all over the globe will participate in Virtual International Day of the Midwife.


Lectures, facilitated discussions, art exhibits, and other events have been scheduled and everything is available online.

Here are just a few of the offerings:

  • Keeping women safe: a psychophysiological approach to the third stage of labour
  • How do we engage young mums in a culturally safe way to improve antenatal education
  • Implementing the CenteringPregnancy model of group based antenatal care at St George Hospital, Sydney: Lessons learned
  • Shortage of midwives; situations, solutions and concerns
  • Looking at informed consent
  • Update on Haiti
  • Nutrition for Two

As my contribution to the event, I will join Amie Newman from RH Reality Check and Mary Murry from the Mayo Clinic to discuss the role of blogs for promoting midwives and the midwifery model of care on The Feminist Breeder and Friends Radio Show. Amie, Mary, and I will be on a panel at the American College of Nurse-Midwives Annual Meeting discussing the same topic.

Happy International Day of the Midwife!

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    Endre Richards
    | #1

    Thank you so much for the work you do on this blog. I am an aspiring midwife in Portland Oregon and read your posts regularly.

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    Happy IDM!

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    Juliana Marton
    | #3

    Hi Amy, I just listened to the Feminist Breeder’s podcasted interview with you, Amie, and Mary. It was great, and it has definitely inspired me to begin reading more blogs and leaving comments. I think it would be really great to start a VT Midwives alliance blog or something…I will bring it up at the VT MANA conference in June. I’ve always been intimidated by blogging…but I will follow what you have said and begin with commenting. Talk to you soon!
    -Juliana, CD(DONA), Birthwise Midwifery Student

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