Monday 5 May marks International Day of the Midwife 2014. The initiative recognises the tireless efforts carried out by midwives who deliver much-needed support to women and families before, during and after birth.
Midwives at Mercy Hospital for Women and Werribee Mercy Hospital helped deliver 8,547 babies during 2013 and play a crucial part in the service provided to our patients and families every day. Executive Director Health Services Dr Linda Mellors said it was an important occasion to acknowledge the midwives who had brought billions of people into the world.
ï¿½Midwives are some of the most important people in health systems across the world,ï¿½ï¿½ Dr Mellors said. ï¿½They provide invaluable skills, experience and services to help make childbirth a safe and special time.ï¿½
For more information go to internationalmidwives.org/events/idotm/international-day-of-the-midwife-2014.html