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National Midwifery Week, October 5 - 11, 2014

Save the Date: National Midwifery Week 2015 will be held October 4 - 10. See more future dates here.

Get ready to revel: National Midwifery Week is October 5-11! We’re taking the opportunity to spread the word about midwives to even more women using the messages in the Our Moment of Truth campaign. We believe everyone has the right to know how much #MidwivesMakeADifference to women and families!

National Midwifery Week was created by ACNM to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care. It’s time to display your pride in the hallmarks of midwifery that you deliver every day; this week is for you and about you. We need your help to keep spreading the word. 

Whether you’re willing to throw yourself into hosting a full-scale midwifery-themed event in your community or only have time to share our stories on Facebook and retweet us on Twitter, every action from every individual builds our celebration and helps to raise awareness. Here’s what you can do to help.

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Share our Daily Action Plan

One of the simplest ways to participate in National Midwifery Week is to encourage clients, friends, and family to take part in our daily action plan. Each action of the day is geared toward creating a new understanding of midwife-led care and the importance of normal, healthy birth. View the daily action plan here, and don't forget to use the official hashtag #NMW14 whenever you post or repost on social media.

Go all-out: National Midwifery Week Planning Kit

This guide provides the basic tools necessary to plan, stage, and publicize your affiliate’s and practice’s events for the week. Plus, see what other midwives and their supporters have planned!

Click here to see the guide, which includes:

  • Posters of the daily action plan graphics for you to download
  • Ideas of ways to celebrate
  • Sample news release & media advisory, and ways to find your local media contacts
  • How to get a governor or mayor’s proclamation
  • Tips for exhibiting and developing materials for exhibits

Get the Graphics and Ads

Download print- and web-quality versions of the official National Midwifery Week 2014 logo, mini-posters of the Daily Action Plan, and social media icons for Facebook or your blog or website. Download the ads that you can customize to promote midwifery locally during National Midwifery Week.

Save the Date: Future National Midwifery Weeks

National Midwifery Week is held Sunday to Saturday, during the first full week of October. See future dates here.


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