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International Day of the Midwife 2021

 

May 2021 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.

The Department of Midwifery at King’s is a close-knit community of teachers, researchers and students shaping the conversation around midwifery and influencing changes in maternity care. We develop our students to become the curious and confident midwives the healthcare sector needs. The future depends on them to provide top quality care and find ways to support mothers in our society. As a team, we find new ways to improve practice and boost the understanding of childbirth in the wider community.

The theme for this year is Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives and coincides with the launch of the 2021 State of the World's Midwifery (SoWMy) Report. Co-led by UNFPA, WHO and ICM, the report provides an updated evidence base and detailed analysis on the impact of midwives on maternal and newborn health outcomes and the return on investment in midwives.

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

#IDM2021

Latest from our midwifery community

Service to Society

Service to Society

Our alumni reflect on the year of the nurse and the midwife and the pandemic.

IDM blogs from our midwifery community

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…

Hermione Jackson

Hermione Jackson

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

 

Midwifery research at King’s

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.

 

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Midwifery MSc

Midwifery MSc

Our MSc could really improve your chances of progressing from working as a midwife to a matron or…

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