International Midwives' Day

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International Day of the Midwives was first celebrated May 5th 1991, and has since been observed in over 50 nations around the world.[1]

The idea of having a day to recognize and honor midwives came out of the 1987 International Confederation of Midwives conference in the Netherlands. In 2014 it was celebrated in Iran[2] and New Zealand[3] among other places.


  1. ^ "ICM - Home". Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  2. ^ "Iran needs young population to make progress: Leader". Tehran Times. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Midwives make history". 30 April 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2015.

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