National Midwifery Week: Strengthening Communities October 1-7, 2023
Welcome to National Midwifery Week (#MidwiferyWeek2023), a time dedicated to celebrating and honoring the vital role of midwives and midwife-led care. This week is a tribute to the exceptional care midwives provide and an opportunity for us to come together in appreciation.
The theme for this year is “Midwives – Strengthening Communities.” Midwives are champions of equitable, ethical, accessible, and high-quality healthcare for everyone. We are advocates for justice on multiple fronts, including ending racial discrimination, ensuring access to diverse birth choices and comprehensive reproductive healthcare, eliminating gender bias, supporting LGBTQIA+ rights, and more. In our collective efforts, midwives unite to make a difference.
The midwifery model of care is built on compassionate collaboration and personalized healthcare tailored to each individual’s unique life experiences and needs. Together, we are a force to be reckoned with.
Whether you’re eager to organize a community-wide midwifery-themed event or simply share your stories on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, every action counts. Your participation contributes to our celebration and raises awareness of the invaluable role midwives play in achieving justice. Be sure to use the hashtags #MidwiferyWeek2023 and #MidwivesStrengtheningCommunities in your posts, and you might just be featured on ACNM’s social media channels! Join us in honoring National Midwifery Week and the profound impact of midwifery on our communities.