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International Day of the Midwife (Friday 5th May)

Thank you!

Midwives do an incredible job. You may have read my accounts of Matthew, Anya and Zachs births and know that each time was very different.
Thank you to the 3 main midwives that safely delivered my three babies. It was all in a day’s work for you but it changed my life forever.

Thank you to the first one who told me to stop screaming and put my energy into pushing (even though I had no urge to push 🙁 ). I didn’t appreciate your strictness at the time 🙂 but you did say sorry afterwards when you saw how big Matthew was!
Thank you to my second midwife, who I admit was my favourite. She was also there when Anya was turned around because she was breech. This midwife was pregnant herself and I saw her afterwards at Tesco with her little one and it made me really happy. She said she’d never seen anyone so relaxed while being stitched up 🙂
Thank you to the third who was very young but professional. I didn’t really have time to bond with you because the delivery was so fast and then you went off duty.
Thank you to the community midwives who did all the ‘boring’ but essential checks every few weeks to make sure the babies were growing well. Thank you for the support after the births, the visits to check all was ok.
Midwives, thank you! You all provide a wonderful service to women all over the world and so today please feel appreciated and know you have made a huge impact on lives.


33 comments

  1. I was there for the birth of my adopted son, but he had a difficult entrance into this world and i thank the people that helped him along that journey. Thanks for sharing, i didn’t know the midwives had their own awareness day, as they should! Tom x

  2. Glad you had such nice midwives. Mine were at best indifferent, at worst horrible creatures. But the end results were worth it. 😀 I too have a daughter names Anya. In Sanskrit it means ‘limitless’ in the context of space and infinity.

  3. Kim

    I have never had any experiences with midwives, but I appreciate that you wrote a post to honor them! I feel like they are so underappreciated ever since, and I’m sure they’ll love reading your post!

  4. Bhalo Haytham

    I was there during the birth of my daughter and I got to say thank you the midwife but I don’t really think she understands just how thankful I really am.

  5. I love this, midwives are amazing aren’t they! I had two wonderful midwives and three who weren’t great in all honesty, but the two who were amazing really made up for it and I will always be grateful for them!

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  7. Mercy

    Awww! I am deeply touched by your appreciation for midwives. As a woman who has never gotten pregnant nor had a child, it is easy to miss the importance of midwives in people’s lives. I will one day have children and I will need midwives too. Many thanks for the reminder.

  8. My birth midwife was ok (traumatic birth) but I have to admit being badly let down by the community midwives who were supposed to be looking after me. I realise they are over stretched and spread thinly but they should have done more for me which might have prevented me ending up in hospital 13 days after birth for an operation.

  9. Nige

    This is a new one on me saying that I have had five children and all the midwifes have been fantastic celebrating their is awesome Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

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