"With a world in constant political change and with the largest number of displaced people in history, ensuring that every mother and every child has access to a midwife during pregnancy and birth, is a difficult promise to keep. The world needs more midwives."
Listen to Girls' Globe The Mom Pod to find out why #MidwivesMatter to women all over the world.
The International Confederation of Midwives' Triennial Congress is happening now in Toronto, with over 4000 midwives from all over the world coming together to demand the world recognize that #MidwivesMatter.
Follow #ICMLive to read all the latest news - and to learn how you can amplify #MidwivesVoices to improve maternal health in your community.
Roughly 800 women and more than 8,000 newborns die every day, due to largely preventable complications during and after pregnancy and childbirth. If a well-trained midwife had been there, according to The Lancet in 2014, 83% of those lives could have been saved.
Midwives from all over the world are meeting in Toronto this week for the International Confederation of Midwives Triennial... View details ⇨
"Malpractice insurance doesn’t cover the criminal action the State of Texas might take against you for saving a woman’s life with a D&E so it is almost certain that doctors will wait too long. This is how Savita Halappanavar died in Ireland."
This week marks the 1 year anniversary of the murder of our good friend and former WRA colleague Jo Cox. Please take the time to celebrate Jo's life and More In Common message by joining or creating your own Great Get Together event this weekend.
ICM and Partners invite you to celebrate recent successes for midwives around the world at "Midwives Rock" during the ICM Congress in Toronto, Canada.
The past few years have seen the publication of groundbreaking reports - like The Lancet's Midwifery Series, UNFPA's The State of the World’s Midwifery, and WHO's "Midwives' Voices, Midwives' Realities" - and we want to share how the increased... View details ⇨
Women who gained more than the recommended weight were a higher risk of having large babies and requiring a caesarean birth. Women who went into a pregnancy underweight and who didn’t put on recommended weight had an 8% risk of having an underweight baby, and an 8% risk of a premature birth.
White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood in Tanzania's campaign to end maternal deaths through citizen engagement led to the government approving a 2017/18 budget increase for maternal and newborn health of 52.7% over 2016/17, with plans to upgrade 150 health centers to provide CEmONC.
The White Ribbon Alliance offers its condolences to Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin's family and the entire UNFPA team. Thank you, Babatunde, for your years of leadership for young people and reproductive health.
More than one million women experience pregnancy or infant loss every year in the US, yet many stay silent about their experiences. What if we were brave enough to break the silence? Empowered to declare, “My baby existed and mattered?”
“Midwifery is all about passion. Just the thought of it makes me be alive. The origin of life is the most amazing moment.” says Samara Ferrara Belart, midwife from Mexico.
In light of the upcoming ICM Congress, just 17 days away, the International Confederation of Midwives and partners want to hear from you. What do midwives need in your country? Fill out
this survey: bit.ly/MidwivesVoices... View details ⇨