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National Midwifery Week, October 1 - 7, 2017

National Midwifery Week is October 1 – 7, 2017.

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. We believe everyone has the right to know how about #MidwivesMakingStrides for women and families! Share information with your clients using our consumer-friendly resource, Our Moment of Truth.

View a sampling of how ACNM members celebrated National Midwifery Week 2017.

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, Instagram, and Twitter, every action from every individual builds our celebration and helps to raise awareness about the important role midwives play for women and families.

Get Involved

One of the simplest ways to participate in National Midwifery Week is to encourage clients, friends, and family to take part in our action plan. Our National Midwifery Week Planning Kit is geared toward supporting you in creating a new understanding of midwife-led care.

Download 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. Don't forget to use the official hashtag #MidwivesMakingStrides whenever you post or repost on social media for your chance to be featured on ACNM’s social media channels!

The number of ways to celebrate National Midwifery Week 2017 are limited only by your imagination and your colleagues’. So let it run wild and share what you do with us. Meanwhile, have a great week. Midwives, you’re AMAZING!”

You Asked, We Delivered

You asked for an easier way to interact with ACNM – in July 2017, we rolled out an improved Association Management System (AMS). You can now easily manage your profile, access the member directory, register for events and courses, renew your membership and access your affiliate(s). Previously your member ID #, you can now log-in with your email address and new password. If you haven't done so already, click here to reset your password and get started.

You asked for an enhanced ability to connect with other midwives – we’re launching ACNM Connect October 2. Stay tuned for more information.

You asked for more educational options, we Partnered with ACOG to offer a discounted, half-price educational affiliate membership in ACOG. Enrollment closes September 30, 2017. Click here to learn more and take advantage of this is a time-sensitive benefit!

Save the Date: Future National Midwifery Weeks

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

September 30 – October 6, 2018

September 29 – October 5, 2019

September 27 – October 3, 2020


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