Today being 5th May 2020 marked the International Midwife Day. It is designated to celebrate and appreciate the work of midwives on the 5th of May every year globally.
Midwives and all people with midwifery skills are the main or primary caregivers for women and their newborns during pregnancy, labour, childbirth and in the post-partum period. It is good to know thst skilled midwives are the difference between life and death for hundreds of thousands of women and infants every year.
Ever since 1992, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) in her dispensations, leads global recognition and celebration of the work of midwives, on the 5th of May yearly..
Every year, ICM usually comes up with a unique campaign theme to motivate its Member Associations, partners and stakeholders to raise awareness about the status of midwives and the essential care they provide to mothers and their newborns.
The International midwives’ Day is set aside to encourage midwives gather among themselves and possibly raise money for good causes, whether that’s by organising a concert or march, setting up a stall to educate others on midwifery, holding a meeting, or even inviting a celebrity, government minister or expert to speak or open an event.
All these contribute in making midwifery a special profession.
Kudos to midwives!
We be with women.
We listen to them.
We understand our mother better.
We are always earger to care.
God bless all Midwives and Nurses, for I am a proud product of a midwife!