Love Your Midwife!


Home Birth Aotearoa celebrates International Day of the Midwife – May 5 2015

2015 marks 25 years since the passing of the Nurses Amendment Act when autonomous midwifery practice was reinstated and midwifery was separated from nursing as a distinct profession. Home Birth Aotearoa is supporting the New Zealand College of Midwives video promotion by asking our membership to tell us why they love their home birth midwife! We are collecting short video clips to collate and publish to show our appreciation for our midwives and our maternity model of partnership and continuity of care.

We aim to:

  • Raise the profile of home birth midwifery in New Zealand

  • Create positive stories for media around Day of the Midwife

  • Celebrate midwifery, especially home birth midwifery


How to be involved:

  • Are you a parent? Create a short video clip starting “I love my home birth midwife because…”

  • Are you a midwife? Create a short video clip starting “I love being a home birth midwife because…”


Keep the clips short (15-30 seconds), head and shoulder shots where the face is well lit are preferred. Phone quality is just fine.

Then send them in to Rachel at If the file is too large to email, upload to a Dropbox or Google Drive, or other online storage and email us the share link. If you need any technical assistance we’re happy to help.

Submissions received before International Day of the Midwife will be collated and published on the day. Those received on the day will be published individually on the Home Birth Aotearoa Facebook page and collated into the full version at a later date. This video will remain available on our website. By submitting a video you agree to it being used for Home Birth Aotearoa promotional purposes in future.

Birth isn’t something we suffer, but
something we actively do, and exalt in!


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