International Day of the Midwife

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 student midwife listening to patient’s stomach, circa.1960-1970.

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Photograph of a midwife on a motorcycle, circa. 1940-1950

home gas and air

Photograph of a midwife at a home delivery with apparatus used for administering gas and air, 1940-1950

blood pressure 1950s

Photograph of a midwife taking the blood pressure of a patient, circa. 1950-1960

1900 midwife

Photograph of a portrait of a midwife, circa. 1900-1930

gas and air 1940s

Photograph of a midwife helping a patient to take gas and air in hospital, circa. 1940-1950

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Group photograph featuring Rosalind Paget, Mary Stephens and Paulina Fynes-Clinton, 1902

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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.

 

Further information can be found here:

http://internationalmidwives.org/events/idotm/

https://www.rcm.org.uk/international-day-of-the-midwife-2018

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