Friday, May 2, 2008

International Midwives Day!

May 5th is International Midwives Day, which has been celebrated internationally since 1991. The theme for 2008 is Healthy Families: The key to the future.

Here are some ideas to mark this day in your community:
  • Be a "day sponsor" on your local public radio station--either in honor of International Midwives Day or in honor of your own baby (but include in the day sponsor message that she/he was born at home with a midwife).
  • Plan a simple community family picnic in the park (bring a banner that says what you're celebrating!)
  • Send a press release to your local newspaper or radio stations.
  • Wear pro-midwifery buttons or pins.
  • Wear t-shirts or carry tote bags with pro-midwifery slogans on them.
  • Ask every pregnant woman you see if she has a midwife!
  • Make a donation to a midwifery or birth related organization (hmm...maybe CfM! ;-)
  • Mark the day with a brief personal acknowledgment by lighting a candle for a bright future for midwifery everywhere.
You can read more about International Midwives Day on the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) website.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that CFM started a blog! Congratulations!