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National Midwifery Week

Midwives - Strengthening Communities

October 1-7, 2023

National Midwifery Week (#MidwiferyWeek2023) 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.
This year's theme is "Midwives - Strengthening Communities." Midwives are committed to equitable, ethical, accessible, and quality healthcare for all. Midwives are striving for justice on many fronts – ending racial discrimination, ensuring access to birth choices and full spectrum reproductive healthcare, eliminating gender bias, supporting LGBTQIA+ rights, and more. In this work, midwives must all come together. The midwifery model of care fosters compassionate collaborations and personalizes care based on each person's life experiences and expertise. We are stronger together.

Whether you're willing to throw yourself into hosting a full-scale midwifery-themed event in your community or share stories on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, every action from every individual builds our celebration and helps to raise awareness about the important role midwives play for justice. Don't forget to use the hashtags #MidwiferyWeek2023 and #MidwivesStrengtheningCommunities whenever you post or re-post on social media for your chance to be featured on ACNM's social media channels!

Let us know how you'll be participating! If you need help or have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Come to a virtual meet-up! Celebrate National Midwifery Week with ACNM.
Register HERE.

Join ACNM for a week-long series of webinars - free for members

Oct. 1, 2023, 7 pm - 8 pm ET Free to ALL
Midwifery Week: Strengthening Communities through Midwifery Engagement, Philanthropy and Shared Vision

Oct. 2, 2023, 7 pm - 8 pm ET 1 CE
Midwifery Week: Midwifery Role in Perinatal Mental Healthcare

Oct. 3, 2023, 7 pm - 8 pm ET 1 CE
Midwifery Week: Cultural Humility: A Key Ingredient For Strong and Healthy Communities

Oct. 4, 2023, 7 pm - 8 pm ET 1CE
Midwifery Week: Policy, Politics, and Midwifery

Oct. 5, 2023, 7 pm - 8 pm ET 1CE
Midwifery Week: Midwifery and Maternal Health in the 118th Session of Congress

Oct. 6 - Members can register free through Oct. 6th 1CE
CENTERING: To Reduce Perinatal Inequities - Leverage Appreciative Inquiry, Black Feminism, and Radical Imagination Course

Oct. 7, 11 am - 12 pm ET Free to ALL
Midwifery Week: Actualizing ACNM's Vision: Midwifery for Every Community

National Midwifery Week Participation Toolkit 


This toolkit provides ideas for activities, initiatives, celebrations, and ways to spread the word during this exciting week. No matter how you choose to celebrate, share it with us via email ([email protected]) or by posting on social media – using the hashtags #MidwiferyWeek2023 and #MidwivesStrengtheningCommunities and tagging  @ACNMmidwives!




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Save the Date: Future National Midwifery Weeks
National Midwifery Week is held Sunday to Saturday, during the first full week of October.

October 6 - 12, 2024
October 5 - 11, 2025

National Midwifery Week Resource Pages
Click on the links below for more resources on celebrating and commemorating National Midwifery Week!

American College of Nurse-Midwives
409 12th St SW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20024-2188
Phone: 240.485.1800
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