Midwives from University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) will celebrate International Midwives Day surrounded by pregnant ladies participating in a specially organised walk.
International Midwives Day is promoted by the International Confederation of Midwives and is celebrated across the world on the 5th May.
This year, the theme is “Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!” Midwives everywhere understand that by working in partnership with women and their families they can support them to make better decisions about what they need to have a safe and fulfilling birth.
To celebrate the day UHMBT Midwives have organised short walks from three locations across Morecambe Bay. The walks will commence at 10:30am, Friday 5th May, from;
- Main reception of Poulton Children’s Centre, Morecambe.
- Main reception of the Antenatal Clinic, Furness General Hospital.
- Helme Chase main reception, Westmorland General Hospital.
Michelle Littlejohn, Public Health Midwife at UHMBT said; “Walking is great exercise to do during pregnancy. We would like to invite our service users to join us. Ladies will benefit from the exercise whilst having the opportunity to chat to midwives about the all services we offer. Following the walk refreshments will be provided.
“Any ladies wanting to take part in the walk are asked to arrive a little before 10:30am, bring water for the walk and wear appropriate comfortable shoes.”
Sascha Wells, Director and Head of Midwifery, UHMBT said: “Midwives at UHMBT play a crucial role in maternal and child health and the International Day of the Midwife is an important day to share the essential services they provide. We must ensure every woman and every newborn child has timely access to the best possible care before, during and after pregnancy and child birth.
“I would like to the opportunity to thank and celebrate, not only our midwives who work across Morecambe Bay, across the UK and around the world.”
To find out more about UHMBT Midwifery services, please visit: https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/maternity