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One of the reasons we celebrate International Midwives Day is because that we need to recognize all the good that trained midwives can do for women around the world. There are many countries where they cannot deliver their babies at a hospital. They don't have access to the healthcare that many of us have. A trained midwife can save thousands of lives. Knowing these life saving measures and using them as needed is what saves women and children in childbirth.
Some day I hope to help train foreign midwives. I think my first trip will be to Haiti. I want to also spend time in other areas. I have been blessed with such a great passion for knowledge and I need to share what I know. And that is why I posted a picture of myself for you today (sorry- it was when I was getting ready for work this morning!), so that you can say you saw a midwife on International Midwives Day and you celebrated with her!