Celebrating our midwives on International Day of the Midwife 2014

idm2014-celebrate-webThe last few years have been a challenge for all of us in Canterbury. So just imagine being a midwife: striving to support women during such a significant life event and doing so in the midst of rebuild chaos!

So it becomes even more important for Home Birth Canterbury to take every chance to thank our Cantabrian midwives for their incredible work. International Day of the Midwife is always a great excuse for us to organise a celebration and this year we chose to host a small get-together at Smash Palace.

We had a great turn out with both midwives and student midwives attending. It was wonderful to see our midwives join with supporters of Home Birth Canterbury in a celebratory drink in their honour. And fantastic to meet some of our future midwives too.

And as it turned out, one of the midwives present had attended not just one but two home births that same day!

In recognition that some midwives would not be able to attend the IDM event, we also sent out thank you emails to midwives including a voucher to celebrate at their leisure.

Our thanks to Anna May and Smash Palace for hosting our get together and providing drinks and nibbles.

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