Commemoration of International Midwife Day, Looking Back at History to the 2023 Theme, See More


BONSERNEWS.com – Does anyone know what day May 5, 2023 is celebrated as? So it turns out that every May 5 is celebrated as International Midwife Day or International Day of the Midwife.

This commemoration aims to honor and appreciate the services of midwives in providing quality health services for the community, especially in terms of childbirth and reproductive health.

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History of International Midwife Day

Reported by the Ministry of Health’s website, the determination of May 5 as the day of the midwife has been going on since the 80s, but it was only formally inaugurated in 1992.

Initially the idea of ‚Äč‚ÄčInternational Midwives Day was proposed by the Australian delegation and then discussed by the midwifery association in 1987 at the International Midwives Congress.

This congress aims to appreciate the profession of midwives around the world, and after being recognized internationally this midwifery day is celebrated

If we look back at the time of Ancient Greece, someone who would become a midwife had to give birth first so that later she could practice midwifery.

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Therefore, until now the midwifery profession is synonymous with women, because from the past it has been identified with women.

International Midwife Day 2023 theme

In 2023 this theme International Day of the Midwife is “Together again: from evidence to reality or Together again: from proof to reality”.

That’s the history and theme of International Midwife Day which can add information.)

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