Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thankful Thursday: International Midwives Day

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Did you know that May 5th is International Midwives Day? Yes yes yes, in America it is also Cinco De Mayo, but I am thankful for a day that recognizes midwives and all the services that they provide for women throughout the world. I am a midwife. I love being a midwife. I am busy and life is crazy but I LOVE the women that I serve. It is a calling, sometimes a hard one, and sometimes my family misses me. But I am a midwife and I love what I do.

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!

Thank you.

1 comment:

Erin and Zach said...

pretty photo! happy midwives day - thanks for all you do!

<3 Erin