May 5th is International Day of the Midwife – Let’s Celebrate!

May 5th is the International Day of the Midwife!

In Winnipeg, supporters of midwifery are encouraged to celebrate the occasion with the Manitoba Midwives Day Annual Picnic, at noon on May 5th at the front lawn of the provincial legislature building. Bring your picnic lunch and join the tradition – this has been an annual event since 1991!

“While some years are cold or even snowy and some hot and sunny… the picnic (like birth) happens whatever the weather.   The informal noon-hour picnic is open to all. There are often stories and games, and in some years music, face-painting or other activities. “

From the Facebook event: “Please join the UCN class of 2014 at the UCN Midwifery Campus @ 491 Portage following the picnic at the legislative grounds. There will be presentations from the Virtual Day of the Midwife, Midwives returning from Haiti and a poster presentation from the graduates.”

P.S. Let’s make May 5th our official National Day of the Midwife! Head on over to to make your voice heard – over 2500 others have signed this petition so far!

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