National Midwifery Week, October 2 - 8, 2016
National Midwifery Week 2015 is October 2 - 8. See future dates here.
In early October, we took the opportunity to spread the word about midwives to even more women using the messages in the Our Moment of Truth campaign. We believe everyone has the right to know how much #MidwivesMakeADifference to women and families!
Thanks to all who participated on social media, our messages reached nearly a quarter of a million people. Let's keep the momentum going!
National Midwifery Week was created by ACNM to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care. It’s time to display your pride in the hallmarks of midwifery that you deliver every day; this week is for you and about you. We need your help to keep spreading the word.
Whether you’re willing to throw yourself into hosting a full-scale midwifery-themed event in your community or only have time to share our stories on Facebook and retweet us on Twitter, every action from every individual builds our celebration and helps to raise awareness. Here’s what you can do to help.
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Share our Daily Action Plan
One of the simplest ways to participate in National Midwifery Week is to encourage clients, friends, and family to take part in our daily action plan. Each action of the day is geared toward creating a new understanding of midwife-led care and the importance of normal, healthy birth. And don't forget to use the official hashtag #NMW16 whenever you post or repost on social media.
Monday: Know Your Options!
Tuesday: Bust a Myth!
Wednesday: Spread the Word
Thursday: Share Your Story!
Friday: Put Yourself First!
Go all-out: National Midwifery Week Planning Kit
This guide provides the basic tools necessary to plan, stage, and publicize your affiliate’s and practice’s events for the week. Plus, see what other midwives and their supporters have planned!
Click here to see the guide, which includes:
Get the Graphics and Ads
Download print- and web-quality versions of the official National Midwifery Week 2015 logo, mini-posters of the Daily Action Plan, and social media icons for Facebook or your blog or website.
The 2015 logo, mini-posters, and icons, are available by clicking HERE!
Save the Date: Future National Midwifery Weeks
National Midwifery Week is held Sunday to Saturday, during the first full week of October. See future dates here.