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International Day of the Midwife

The theme for International Day of the Midwife 2022 was ‘100 years of progress’ to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the International Confederation of Midwives. The main goal of this week is to improve international midwifery care. This includes taking care of reproductive and sexual health, as well as maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. The global midwifery community is one of the core pillars of basic health for humans, and it is important that we don’t forget this.

In NSW alone, midwives support the births of almost 100,000 babies every year. In Australia, access to continued midwifery care is very low. While evidence shows that the continuity of midwifery care is the gold standard for positive outcomes of mothers and babies, there is still inadequate funding to provide this care. This is why the theme of 2021 was ‘Follow the data, Invest in Midwives’, and it is time Australia starts seriously investing in our indispensable midwifery community.

To learn more about how you can support Midwives and Australia’s maternal care system, please visit their website for valuable research and resources. You can also keep an eye on their social media pages for any important updates they share. 

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