Happy National Midwifery Week, everyone! Â Here in NYC we kicked off National Midwifery Week with a very successful Miles for Midwives 5K run around Prospect Park. Â But there’s a lot more going on nationally this week. Â First of all, check out Team Midwife. Â A $15 donation to Team Midwife will help the ACNM continue to fund its mission of promoting and supporting midwifery care in this country, and as a member of the team you’ll receive a monthly newsletter featuring women’s health news, resources and stories about amazing midwives, a member badge to display on blogs (for those with blogs *ahem*), and action alerts. Â Sounds like a good deal, right? Â Right!
But more to the point, I want to hear about all the ways that midwives have touched your lives this year! Â Part of the way we’re going to increase the number of midwife-attended births is by getting the word out about how wonderful midwives are in the first place. Â So share your story! Share it on the ACNM website, and then share it here, too. Â How has a midwife changed your life this year? Â What experiences have you had with midwives this year? Â How has a midwife supported you this year? Â Why do you love your midwife? Â Let me know! Â And let the world know.