International Day of the Midwife 05.05.2023


What a stunning day of celebrations was had!

The day kicked off with a vaccine clinic hosted by the Midwifery Resource Centre. Which sounds less than fun, but featured a wonderful array of treats, snacks and a space to catch up with our colleagues while getting our vaccinations done. Restorative yoga at Flow was well attended and a hot favourite of the day! This wasn’t your typical yoga, more meditative and relaxing- great for the midwife that was up most of the night at a home birth! Harakeke weaving at Te Puawaitanga was up next, a lovely gentle community activity to follow the yoga.

The evenings closing event was held at Te Ara Sophia. Candice Milner and her husband Shane provided some stunning musical talents whilst simultaneously parenting baby Mildred. One very talented family! Many students made it out for the evening celebrations and it was a joy to see their enthusiasm and passion, contributing to the good vibes throughout the night. Our photographer Silvia captured some beautiful images throughout the night and shared tales of her experiences of maternity services in Hungary, highlighting how proud we should be of our Maternity Services here in Aotearoa.

Those working at our hospital and birthing units were not left out in the celebrations either: shared kai, donated gifts and treats were abundant throughout the day.

We had a great turn out of midwives overall which we appreciate is not an easy task to attend social events amongst our busy working lives.

A huge thank you to all our event organisers and our wonderful midwifery community for all the mahi you do!