May 5th is International Day of the Midwife, a day recognized globally to thank and appreciate all that midwives around the world do to help families have safe and healthy births.
The International Day of the Midwife is celebrated on the 5th of May each year to highlight the important role midwives play in the health of families. Access to a skilled midwife can help reduce and prevent deaths of more than 287,000 people who die while giving birth.
Happy International Day of the Midwife! Join us in honoring the successes of midwives and recognizing the importance of midwifery. Lamaze International and Science & Sensibility recognize the contributions that midwives make globally to to ensuring safe and healthy births for families everywhere.
Lamaze International and Science & Sensibility join with other partners around the world to celebrate International Day of the Midwife. This global celebration is observed every year on May 5th and was officially recognized by the International Confederation of Midwives in 1992.
May 5th has been recognized as the International Day of the Midwife since 1992. The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) supports, represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world. The purpose of this day is to celebrate midwifery and to bring