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Midwives celebrate

Wednesday, 1st May, 2019

Registered Midwife Bree Borlace with Tayla Frizell and her daughter Jarrah Barker who was born on April 23. PICTURE: Emily McInerney Registered Midwife Bree Borlace with Tayla Frizell and her daughter Jarrah Barker who was born on April 23. PICTURE: Emily McInerney

Tomorrow the Broken Hill Maternity Unit will celebrate International Midwives Day with a team-building workshop - and cake.

Midwives, women, girls, partners and supporters of midwives and midwifery will come together to celebrate International Day of the Midwife which is held on May 5 each year.

However, local midwives will celebrate the day early to coincide with a workshop designed to welcome new staff and help redefine the Unit’s goals for the next year. 

There will also be a celebratory cake for staff.

Acting Midwifery Unit Manager, Thea de Lore, said the theme this year was “Midwives: Defenders of Women’s Rights”.

“International Midwives Day is important to the Midwifery profession as it’s a day for us to increase community awareness of midwifery services, increase the coverage of midwifery issues in the media, nourish the support system among midwives and celebrate the hard work we do for our community,” said Ms de Lore.

“In line with this year’s theme, the Midwives see themselves as advocates for and defenders of the women’s rights in Broken Hill to have access to a known Midwife.”

She said the Broken Hill Midwifery Group Practice would continue to thrive having welcomed several new staff from across the country this year who had bought “a wonderful new energy and many great ideas.” 

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