International Day of Midwifery 2010

International midwifery day 2010

 

Today we are celebrating International day of midwifery around the world. This year the theme is ”The World Needs Midwives Now More Than Ever!”. The midwife’s work is important for lowering the risks for mother and child during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. The midwives also have an important task to prevent sexual illness such as HIV/AIDS. In many countries women give birth without the support of trained midwife or even a ”birth attendant” with enough knowledge, as long as it is a normal birth the support is enough, but as soon as there are the skightest complication it might be the difference between life and death. In many countries the midwife’s work isn’t only about sexual and reproductive health but also to vaccinate children to protect them from malaria and other disceases.