International Day of the Midwife-- May 5, 2009

According to its web site, the International Confederation of Midwives supports, represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives on a global basis. The ICM works with midwives and midwifery associations globally to secure women’s right and access to midwifery care before, during and after childbirth.

The theme of 2009’s International Day of the midwife:

 

The World Needs Midwives Now More than Ever