May 5th is the International Day of the Midwife, and May is Midwifery Month! We invite you to celebrate with Mothering.com by helping us honor midwives and the important work they do every day.
Share your love of midwives by posting a short story or image in this thread about how midwifery care has affected your life---or post a tribute to a midwife who has made a difference in your community. You can share a birth story, an image of your birth or midwife, a memory or observation about midwifery care, or anything else that reflects the importance of midwives in our lives.
Please also share this thread with your friends and encourage them to post their stories as well. Mothering and our partners will be featuring these stories throughout the month, so this is a great place to tell the world what midwifery means to you.
Please ask for permission from the midwife before posting images or full names.
And keep your eye on Mothering.com for interesting features on midwifery all month long. You can stay up to date on the newest midwifery content in our Midwifery Special Report.
Photo of Geradine Simkins, President of MANA, Photo Credit: Greenhouse Birth Center, Okemos, Michigan
Looking forward to reading your responses!