World Midwife Day Celebrated On 5th May Every Year
Midwife are as same as nurses but they are specifically for attending pregnant women. They are much knowledgeable and experienced in their field. They are very helpful and supportive in nature for pregnant lady or feeding mother. Doctors can not attend their patients at all time even at night so, the pregnant women who lived in town specially preferred midwife for thier care. They are skilled birth attendent . In villages from many centuries when no lady doctors are there , the midwifes are the lifeline for those women’s.
International Day of the Midwife.
The International Day of the Midwife (IDM) is celebrated on May 5 each year to focus on the role of midwives and midwifery.
What is midwifery?
Midwifery is “skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate care for childbearing women, newborn infants and families across the continuum throughout pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and the early weeks of life. Core characteristics include optimizing normal biological psychological, social, and cultural processes of reproduction and early life; timely prevention and management of complications; consultation with and referral to other services; respect for women’s individual circumstances and views, and working in partnership with to strengthen women’s own capabilities to care for themselves and their families.
Who is a midwife?
A midwife is a person who, having been regularly admitted to a midwifery educational programme, duly recognized in the country in which it is located, has successfully completed the prescribed course of studies in midwifery and has acquired the essential qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery. (ICM 2005)
Who is a skilled birth attendant
A skilled birth attendant is credited health professional — such as a midwife, doctor or nurse — who has been educated and trained to proficiency in the skills needed to manage normal (uncomplicated) pregnancies, childbirth and the immediate postnatal period, and in the identification, management and referral of complications in women and newborns.
Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020
Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after older people and generally meeting everyday essential health needs. They are often, the first and only point of care in their communities. The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.
That’s why the World Health Assembly has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.