Please join us in honoring some of our favorite people-- midwives! Today is the International Day of the Midwife (IDM), a celebration of the valuable work that midwives do worldwide. Established by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) in 1992, this year's theme is "Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!"
According to ICM,
"Midwives everywhere understand that by working in partnership with women and their families they can support them to make better decisions about what they need to have a safe and fullling birth. It is evident that midwives deliver more than babies, in many instances they provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services and play a critical role in promoting health issues in their communities."
Watch a message from ICM Chief Executive, Sally Pairman:
Jones & Bartlett Learning strongly believes in the partnership between midwives, mothers, and their families. From the gold standard Varney's Midwifery, Fifth Edition to the soon to be published Midwifery & Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Fourth Edition, we are committed to creating high-quality resources to help midwives provide the highest level of care. Check out our latest catalog or visit our website to learn more.