CASA Invites you to celebrate International Day of the Midwife
By Kate Norman Frometa
In honor of one of the oldest professions in the world, along with the countless number of women who have dedicated their lives to it, CASA, along with the rest of the world, will be celebrating the International Day of the Midwife on May 5.
International Day of the Midwife
This year’s theme: Breastfeeding
Sun, May 5, 10am
As one of only two professional midwifery schools in Mexico, CASA AC’s internationally recognized Professional Midwifery School is planning an event to recognize the important work of the midwife and to focus public attention on important issues such as breastfeeding, humanized birth and maternal mortality, part of which is caused by unsafe abortions.
The event will take place at Parque Juárez, Sunday, May 5, starting at 10am. The theme this year is breastfeeding and its importance to Mexico, which is the country with the lowest rates of breastfeeding in all of Latin America. The day will begin with an official opening by political figures that support midwifery, followed by a ceremony for Linda Vargas. Linda was a midwife, a maternal figure, and a graduate of the CASA midwifery school who passed away this past March. The day will include educational lectures on topics relevant to midwifery and nursing as well as free blood pressure tests.
There will also be activities for children including storytelling and face painting. Beyond the educational activities we are planning a nursing marathon. By bringing together a group of women whom will nurse their babies together, we will draw attention to the importance of breastfeeding for the health of both the child and their mothers. Included in the fun of the day will be a raffle with various prizes such as free medical consultations, free pregnancy tests, crafts and much more!
It promises to be a beautiful day and a wonderful opportunity to promote humanized birth and the specialized midwifery model of care that takes place at CASA’s hospital.
For more information on the event, CASA’s Professional Midwifery School, or how you can have your birth at CASA’s Hospital, contact Nina Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org.