Malta and Gozo celebrate International Day of the Midwife
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Midwives around the world are today celebrating the International Day of the Midwife, with the theme this year of – Midwives leading the way with quality care. The work of midwives cannot be left unnoticed.
The MUMN in a statement to mark the occasion said that, as autonomous practitioners, midwives are specialised in normal pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, striving to help women have a healthy pregnancy and a natural birth experience.
The International Confederation of Midwives established the idea of the ‘International Day of the Midwife,’ with the aim to celebrate midwifery and to bring awareness of the importance of the midwives’ work to as many people as possible. A theme to emphasise an aspect of midwives’ work is agreed in advance for each year’s International Day of the Midwives.
This year’s theme, the MUMN noted, “clearly states that women and their families should have access to the best quality midwifery care before and during pregnancy, in and after childbirth.”
“Midwifery care for women and their babies is an investment in family and community that promotes healthy growth and well-being for present and future generations,” it added.
The MUMN said that it strives to emphasise that “the care of the midwife is far more than being hospital based and insists that midwifery care should be based in the primary and community health care. ”
The MUMN Council wished all the Midwives and Midwifery students a Happy Midwives Day.