International Day of the Midwife
The International Day of the Midwife is celebrated annually on the 5th May. It is now in its 27th year, having begun in 1992. The theme for this year is:
Midwives leading the way with quality care
In celebration of this it seemed a good opportunity to share a few photographs from the Archives of the Royal College of Midwives, giving thanks to the continued hard work of midwives around the world and through history.
Photograph of a midwife on a motorcycle, circa. 1940-1950
Photograph of a midwife at a home delivery with apparatus used for administering gas and air, 1940-1950
Photograph of a midwife taking the blood pressure of a patient, circa. 1950-1960
Photograph of a portrait of a midwife, circa. 1900-1930
Photograph of a midwife helping a patient to take gas and air in hospital, circa. 1940-1950
Group photograph featuring Rosalind Paget, Mary Stephens and Paulina Fynes-Clinton, 1902
Photograph of three midwives consulting a document in the corridor of a hospital, circa. 1990-2000
All photographs are Copyright of the Royal College of Midwives.
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