MIDWIVES across Worcestershire have been celebrating their profession with others across the world as part of the International Day of the Midwife.
The International Confederation of Midwives is using the overarching theme ‘The World Needs Midwives Today More Than Ever’ as part of an ongoing campaign to highlight the need for those in the profession.
As part of the celebrations, midwives and nurses at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust held a Skype session with nurses and midwives from the King Saud Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Claire Layton, community midwife team leader who runs a team of dedicated midwives in Droitwich and Evesham, said: “I love my job – I really admire the midwives I work with and their dedication and hard work, it is a pleasure to be able to work with them.
“The most satisfying part of my job is supporting women through their home births – when baby is delivered and all is well and the happiness you leave behind when you walk away after a job well done.”
For those interested in finding out more about a career in midwifery a recruitment day is being held at Worcestershire Royal Hospital on June 13.