Western Sydney Local Health District is celebrating the contribution and role of its wonderful midwives on May 5, as it marks International Midwives Day 2017.
International Midwives Day was established by the International Confederation of Midwives, following discussions among midwives’ associations in the late ’80s.
It was formally launched in 1992.
The theme for 2017 is “Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!”
This week, proud parents Kylie Bracken and Chris Fortuin welcomed their third bundle of joy at Blacktown Hospital.
Their baby Madison was showered with love from midwives Daisy, Emma, Gina and Karla.
Madison is one of 1073 babies born at Blacktown in 2017 so far.
WSLHD also celebrated International Midwives Day with a two-day Women’s and Newborn Health conference, featuring expert keynote speakers, at Westmead Hospital.
Various market stalls were also on-hand to treat midwives, including information booths, jewellery and candles. More than 150 people attended.
Happy International Midwives Day!