Dreams for Birth: ICM Goodwill Ambassador, Her Excellency, Toyin Saraki

 My Dream for Birth

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“In my dream for childbirth, I  would start even before pregnancy. I would like to see a…

Dreams for Birth: Maria del Carmen Caceres Tena

My dream for childbirth is that when a woman has someone who respects her, will not judge her, who accompanies her and her feelings whatever those are, and who protects her privacy, TRUST appears. Then her dreams for the birth are met.

How Ebola affects Midwives in Liberia and Sierra Leone

As the Ebola epidemic rages on, it greatly affects midwives in their work to care for pregnant women, mothers and their babies. Since the Ebola crisis the health system has been crutched and in many ways and the efforts to improve maternal and newborn health have been undermined. “In Liberia too many health workers contracted the virus and died just like that”, says Anita Varney, Assistant Secretary…

“It is the task of the midwife, where there are women and children, that is where we go”

A young Indonesian midwife shares with us why she is going to work in a hard to reach area, what challenges she is expecting and what impact she hopes to have. Her writing has only been marginally changed to keep it as authentic as possible.

Midwife Sri as Ambassador for Health Workers

In a mini-blog series ICM is highlighting the role of midwives and the changes they bring about. The series continues with a blog about midwife Sri from Indonesia.

How Nancy changed a whole community by giving hope to a girl

Nancy Ale is a midwife with over 30 years experience working in a public hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Buenos Aires is not only the capital of Argentina, but also a province with 24 districts, the size of Italy. The living standards between the capital and the provinces are extremely different with high standards in the capital and very low standards in the communities. Nancy says that universities…

‘I feel proud to be making a difference as a midwife!’

In a mini-blog series ICM is highlighting the role of midwives. The series continues with a blog about Kingsley Musama from Zimbabwe.

Formal Event for SOWMy Data Collection

The Midwives Association of Afghanistan professionally organized workshops for the data collection and discussion for the State of the Worlds Midwifery Report (SOWMy 2014).

How the International Definition of the Midwife helped in Indonesia

Read about the fight to protect the profession of midwifery in a small region of Indonesia.

Midwives of Togo organize SOWMy process

After receiving information from ICM on the planned State of the World’s Midwifery Report 2014 (SOWMy), the President of the Togo Midwives Association, Héloise Adandogou-dAlmeida acted promptly and contacted the local UNFPA office to obtain information…