Swansea students celebrate the International Day of the Midwife

Student Midwives from Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences have been celebrating their future profession with an event to mark the International Day of the Midwife (IDM).

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The event was organised by Aliz Juhasz, along with Liz Wonders, Charley Black, Emma McKay, Rachel Williams, Toni Dawn and Nicola Parsons from the BMid Midwifery programme. Aliz said: “As student midwives we feel it is important to acknowledge and celebrate the work of both students and qualified midwives. This year the theme for the IDM from the International Confederation of Midwives is "Women and Newborns: The Heart of Midwifery".

“We celebrated this by having a buffet and participating in the IDM "I am a midwife and this is what I do..." campaign, where students are asked to write down what they do as a student midwife. We’ve posted our photographs on social media as a way of sharing what we do to celebrate midwifery around the world."

The event also gave students the chance to congratulate members of the Midwifery lecturing team: Susanne Darra who is moving to a new post in Social Sciences and Sarah Norris who has become Head of Midwifery.

Aliz added: “Both Sarah and Susanne have had a huge influence on the students and the degree programme itself. They have fully supported us throughout our training, this is especially important with such a demanding degree course with many students juggling university, placement and a family life. We would like to say a huge thank you to both of them. Also I am thankful for everyone who has attended.