The first full week of October is observed as National Midwifery Week. This year, midwives across the country will be recognized and celebrated October 3-9.
National Midwifery Week was created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care, and DHEC is participating in the observance. The agency licenses midwives in South Carolina.
There are currently 38 Licensed Midwives and nine Midwife Apprentices in the state, and they can be located using DHEC’s Find a Facility or Service map.
This year’s theme for National Midwifery Week is Midwives for Every Community.Continue reading