International Day of the Midwife was first celebrated May 5, 1992, and has since been observed in over 50 nations around the world.
The concept of having a day to recognize and honor midwives came out of the 1987 International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) conference in the Netherlands.
Each year ICM creates a campaign theme to provide a call to action to get involved and highlight midwifery around the world. On May 5th we ask the world to focus on the role of midwives and midwifery.
The International Day of the Midwife is an occasion for every individual midwife to celebrate the many others in the profession and to widen the knowledge of what midwives do for the world. In addition, it is an opportunity for each of us to express our gratitude to the midwives who have personally served our own families.
We are grateful for all of you and the many ways you serve in your community and in the world.
Join The Virtual International Day of the Midwife Conference!
The Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) is an annual online FREE conference which celebrates the International Day of the Midwife. It is held on or around May 5th each year to be as close to the International Day of the Midwife as possible.
VIDM runs for 24 hours and covers a wide range of subjects with speakers from around the globe. It uses online conferencing software to bring together people who have an interest in childbirth matters – midwives, students and consumers — all completely free.
The conference was first held in 2009 and was organized by a team of two then working at Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand. By 2020, the organizing committee comprised midwives, midwifery academics, and online education professionals from seven countries across four continents.
For more information, go to VIDM.org
NRP Advanced Requirement
With the NRP 8th edition update in 2021, the AAP has created two course pathways for providers (see details highlighted below). NARM acknowledges that some of the advanced skills such as IO administration of newborn medications and Umbilical Vein Catheterization are not essential for CPMs who attend community based births, however we recognize that completion of the NRP Advanced course is important to have a basic understanding of the full AAP NRP algorithm.
NRP Advanced is required effective March 1, 2023 for certification or recertification.
NARM will continue to accept unexpired NRP Essentials (plus BLS for Health Care Providers) as meeting the NRP Requirement for certification and recertification applications after March 1, 2023. However, NARM encourages taking NRP Advanced, if available prior to March 1, 2023.
NARM’s Online Application Program
Have you registered with Certemy yet? Certemy is the online portal used for certification, recertification, and preceptor applications. System access is available for all active, inactive, and retired CPMs, preceptors, and current applicants-in-process with the exception of PEP. In December 2020, NARM sent an email with information on how to log in to the Certemy system.
If you haven’t logged in or need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
eBlast emailed May 4, 2023