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International Day of the Midwife


Thursday 5th May recognises the important contribution midwives make within their communities on this, ‘International Day of the Midwife’. It gives the community, and everyone associated with NMHPV an opportunity to celebrate the midwifery profession and to recognise the midwives’ woman-centred care, inclusive of the woman’s support people.


Lea Fitcher (RM) joined our team in 2018 as a midwife counsellor. In this time, through her work supporting midwives and nurses presenting to NMHPV for assistance, she has generously shared her decades knowledge and experience as a midwife with us. She has provided us with a greater understanding of what is expected and required of our midwifery colleagues each day.   


Celeste Pinney (RM) came to NMHPV in 2021. Along with her midwifery specific knowledge and experience she brought with her a passion for promoting health and preventing impairment, in health settings. Celeste has extensively researched human behaviour and embraced simple, evidenced based health practices in her life and now applies these to her work with NMHPV.


Lea and Celeste are excellent examples of Victorian registered midwives who have recognised the impact that the work of a midwife can have on the individual’s health and wellbeing.


Who better to appreciate the challenges of a Victorian midwife than a fellow Victorian midwife?


If while reflecting on your career you recognise a need to seek support from a peer such as Lea or Celeste, don’t hesitate to contact NMHPV on 9415 7551 or email admin@nmhp.org.au. Alternatively, call Nurse & Midwife Support 24/7 on 1800 667 877 for confidential advice.


Happy International Day of the Midwife!