October 4 - 10, 2020 National Midwifery Week (#NMW2020) 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 for Equity." Midwives play a key part in enhancing equity among all populations of the United States. Midwives believe every person has a right to equitable, ethical, accessible, quality health care. The midwifery model of care empowers individuals and communities, creates compassionate partnerships, and personalizes care based upon each individual’s life experiences and knowledge.
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, Instagram, and Twitter, every action from every individual builds our celebration and helps to raise awareness about the important role midwives play for women and families. Don't forget to use the hashtags #NMW2020 and #MidwivesforEquity 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].