International Day Of The Midwife | Celebrating Midwifery
May 5 is International Day Of The Midwife. As a baby caught by a midwife myself, I am so honored to celebrate today and recognize those that play a pivotal role in the transition of people’s lives from pregnancy to parenthood. Midwives support you and educate you about being pregnant, going into labor, transitioning, birthing your baby, postpartum, breastfeeding, and much more. Midwives attend school for many many years to learn and certify in all things birth to appropriately and safely support expecting families. Midwives live a life of on-call 24/7 never knowing when they may get that call to attend a birth. Not only this, but they support clients prenatally and monitor the entire pregnancy as it progresses as well as offering support and recommendations for everything. They help support clients with understanding their preferences and desires before birth. Midwives teach people about good nutrition for growing and feeding a baby. There is so much more that a midwife does on top of all of this too, and without them expecting families would be lost! As a birth photographer, I also truly appreciate midwives that value birth photography for their clients and respect me and my profession when I am present at a birth with them, and even sometimes they offer up a good seat for a perfect photo spot! Please join me by sharing this post with your friends and family to show appreciation for all the midwives!!!