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International Day of the Midwife 2020


5 May 2020 is International Day of the Midwife (IDM). This annual event is a time for us to celebrate and raise awareness of midwives and the essential care they provide to mothers and newborns.

2020 also happens to be International Year of the Midwife meaning IDM will have the added platform of global recognition throughout the year. The theme for both IDM and International Year of the Midwife is 'Midwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilize, unite – our time is NOW!'

At King's, we're celebrating by sharing stories of the work and achievements of our student midwives, staff, alumni and collaborators.  

IDM blogs from our teaching and research staff


Student artwork, from their arts and humanities module

This module aims to develop the student’s critical understanding of the relationship between midwifery, maternity care and the arts and humanities in order to enhance an advanced cultural and emotional competence. Students will critically evaluate the impact of art, literature and popular media on midwifery practice including the ways in which the arts and humanities can facilitate the social, cultural and political context of maternity care.

Alumni journeys

Hermione Jackson

Hermione Jackson

Hermione qualified as a midwife in 2013 and has recently been awarded a digital leadership…

Esther Sharma

Esther Sharma

Estha never could have imagined all the twists and turns that her midwifery journey has taken when…

Sara Kenyon

Sara Kenyon

Sara didn't have a career like this planned when she started out and feels lucky to have met some…

News and features from the Department of Midwifery


The Birth Rites Collection at King’s

Creating Birth Rites

Creating Birth Rites

The collection of contemporary art on childbirth, currently housed at our Guy's Campus.

Study with us


Midwifery MSc

Study MSc Midwifery at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King's College…