International Day of the Midwife

For all the wonderful midwifes in the world, today we thank you for your hard work and dedication to mothers, fathers and families all around the world to ensure their little bundles of joy, or bitter-sweet memories are looked after and supported. Thank you for your dedication to the job.

I am (nearly) a registered nurse, and can appreciate the work that you do. The world needs more midwives (and nurses) now than ever.

My midwife when I delivered my son was the kindest person I have ever met. She treated the birth like any other, and allowed encouraged us to do all the ‘normal’ things you do with a newborn. Due to the circumstances, it was slightly awkward, but she was so warm and caring about… well… everything.

That’s the kind of midwife I want to be, one day.

So, if you know a nurse or midwife… give them a hug and say ‘Thank you’.

If you have any stories about how great midwives are, let me know! I love hearing positive (and constructive) feedback!