Medicus is excited to celebrate National Midwifery Week from October 1-7, 2023. The theme for this year is "Midwives-strengthening communities," highlighting midwives committed to equitable, ethical, accessible, and quality healthcare for all.

National Midwifery Week was created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care, calling attention to their importance in healthcare.

Midwife's Impact In Healthcare

Midwives provide vital healthcare throughout a woman's life, from reproductive age to menopause and beyond. Their role is crucial in improving healthcare for women, families, and communities, helping to reduce disparities. They offer a broad spectrum of reproductive care, including childbirth, newborn care, and preventive and contraceptive services.

Empowering Women & Families: Midwives are dedicated to supporting women during labor, delivery, and postpartum care. They provide guidance on nutrition, exercise, and emotional well-being, ensuring expectant mothers have the knowledge to make informed health decisions.

Building Strong Communities: A distinctive strength of midwifery care lies in its community-oriented approach. Midwives collaborate closely with families, offering education and resources to promote maternal and infant health. They empower women to actively participate in healthcare and make choices aligned with their values, ensuring access to birth choices and full-spectrum reproductive healthcare.

Addressing Healthcare Disparities: Midwives strive to ensure all individuals have access to quality healthcare. By providing care and advocating for equitable practices, midwives contribute to reducing health inequities and improving overall community health.

Did You Know?

Celebrate National Midwifery Week With ACNMs Virtual Meet-Ups!

Join ACNM for a week-long series of webinars! The virtual meet-up begins October 1, 2023, from 7-8 p.m. EST, led by Lisa Kane Low, President of the ACNM Foundation. The webinar will explore midwives' impact on strengthening communities through engagement, philanthropy, and a shared vision. There will be a session each day of the week featuring various speakers. We invite you to learn more about National Midwifery Week and webinar registration here!

Thank you, Midwives!

At Medicus, we are proud to partner with so many incredible locum tenens midwives. We thank you for your contributions and dedication to the health and well-being of women and families everywhere! Be sure to keep up with the celebration or share your own stories of impact on social media by using the ACNM's hashtags #MidwiferyWeek2023 and #MidwivesStrengtheningCommunities to stay connected during the week!

As we celebrate National Midwifery Week, let us recognize and appreciate the incredible work that midwives do. Their dedication, expertise, and commitment to providing compassionate care make a significant difference in the lives of countless families.

Interested in a career as a locum tenens midwife? Fill out the form below to connect with a Medicus recruiter!