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International Day of the Midwife 2017

International Day of the Midwife 2017

How are you celebrating IDM on May 5th 2017

International Day of the Midwife (IDM) is a day when midwives across the globe are celebrating. Since it was launched 14 years ago, 5 May has been the internationally recognised day for highlighting the work of midwives.  The theme of IDM 2017 is Midwives, Mothers, Families.  

Midwives around the world work hard every day to ensure mothers and their families receive the quality care that they deserve.  This year we encouraged Midwives, MSWs and Student Midwives across the UK to hold externally facing events in support of IDM 2017.  We invited members from Trusts, RCM Branches and Midwifery Societies to think about planning and holding an event locally to celebrate and promote midwifery in your area. We also encouraged you to get involved in our  IDM competitions.

Press and Social Media on the event

Click here to view the press release, 'Variety of RCM events mark International Day of the Midwife 2017 in style'

Click here to view the Facebook album with images sent in by members showing how they celebrated the day.

IDM 2017 Competitions

This year the RCM ran two competitions:

The Great Midwifery Cake Off 2017

This is such a popular competition and asking our members to embrace their creative side and get baking to give birth to midwifery-inspired cakes.  If you put your cake on twitter using #RCMcakeoff we will retweet it. Entries by 3rd May 2017

Click here to read the Latest News release, The Great Midwifery Cake-Off

Click here to view the competition results for The Great Midwifery Cake Off

For more details and T&C's of this competition, click here

 

 

Best #IDM2017 Event competition 

In keeping with the focus on celebrating IDM in a local way, this RCM competition offers a prize of £500 to each of the 10 England regions, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for the best photo of an IDM event. 

Click here to view the competition results for Best #IDM2017 Event

For more details and T&C's of this competition, click here

 

 

 

 

RCM Charity of the Year: Woman's Aid

Women's Aid was the RCM's chosen charity of the year, Women's Aid. Women’s Aid is the national charity for women and children working to end domestic abuse. 

Click here to find out how our members have been raising funds for our charity in different ways.   

About the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)

The ICM established the idea of a day following suggestions and discussion among midwives’ associations in the late 1980s.  The first international day of the midwife was launched in 1992.

For more about the ICM, click here to visit their website.