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MidCentral DHB celebrating International Day of the Midwife

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MidCentral District Health Board is celebrating International Day of the Midwife today by finding out why families love their midwife.

International Day of the Midwife is celebrated on 5 May every year, and this year MidCentral DHB wants families to share their stories about why they love their midwife through Facebook.

Midwives play an important part in the care of mothers and their families throughout their pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. High quality midwifery care saves lives around the world and contributes to healthy families. Midwives work in a variety of settings in the MDHB region staffing primary birthing units, the service at Palmerston North Hospital and in the community as Lead Maternity Carers.

Amanda Rouse, Maternity Quality and Safety Coordinator said: “We wanted to mark Midwives Day this year by doing something a little different. We wanted the opportunity for midwives to see the impact that they have on the families they care for, by encouraging the families to come forward and share their story.”

MidCentral DHB will be collating these stories, written on the ward or posted to their Facebook page; into an album on Facebook. If you would like to send in your story of why you love your midwife, post to the MidCentral District Health Board Facebook page. MidCentral DHB will also be sharing stories from midwives, about why they chose midwifery as a profession and some of their experiences as midwives.


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