National Midwifery Week, October 7 - 13, 2012
National Midwifery Week was created by ACNM to celebrate and recognize our members. This year, ACNM is using our new public awareness initiative, Our Moment of Truth™: A New Understanding of Midwifery Care, to build the midwife brand across the country, and we need your help to reach women in your community. With just one action per day, you can help spread the Our Moment of Truth™ message far and wide.
Daily Action Plan
Monday: Take the Pledge
Sign the Your Health Promise pledge and share it on your social media channels to encourage women to take charge of their health.
Tuesday: Share Your Moment of Truth
When was your moment of truth? Was it the first time you realized a midwife was right for you or the time you realized you wanted to become a midwife? All realizations related to women’s health care are welcomed.
Wednesday: Join Team Midwife
Team Midwife is alive and well. We’re counting on this engaged group of midwifery supporters to be the advocacy arm of Our Moment of Truth™.
Thursday: Debunk a Midwifery Myth
Copy and paste the midwifery myth you believe is most common in your community and share the truth about it through social media.
Friday: Share the Survey
The Our Moment of Truth™ survey found some surprising facts about women’s perceptions of their health care. Copy and paste the survey result you were most shocked by and share it through social media.
For more ways to get involved in Our Moment of Truth, check out our free awareness toolkit, which contains a comprehensive social media guide including sample posts, a template blog post, and a printable campaign fact sheet for easy mass distribution.
- National Midwifery Week Planning Kit
This simple guide provides the basic tools necessary to plan, stage, and publicize your affiliate's and practice's events for the week.
- Activities and Events
See what midwives and their supporters have planned for the week. Add your activity or event by contacting email@example.com.
- Future National Midwifery Weeks
National Midwifery Week is held Sunday to Saturday, during the first full week of October. See future dates here.