Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The World Needs Midwives Now More Than Ever


On May 5, midwives across the globe will celebrate International Day of the Midwife around the clock. Two New Zealand midwives are organizing a 24-hour virtual celebration of midwifery, and they want you to get involved! All you have to do is visit their sign up sheet, pick a time slot, and write down your planned activity. Here are a few activity suggestions to get your creative juices flowing:

1. Send a “Happy International Day of the Midwife” message to friends and family via e-mail or your favorite social networking site.

2. Host a group call via TalkShoe.com. Have each caller share a free resource with the group. For example, a US midwife could share the link to the JMWH Share with Women patient education series.

3. Designate noon to 1pm a time to create word collages about midwifery at wordle.net. Organize a group and get each member to commit to creating one collage within the 1-hour timeframe.

4. Host a virtual midwifery celebration in Second Life.

What other ideas do you have?

5 comments:

Sarah Stewart said...

Hi melissa, I wondered if you would like to make a Wordle & post it here on your blog & link it into the 24 virtual IDM event that I am organising - what time slot can I put you down for:

http://onlineprofessionaldevelopment.wikispaces.com/International+Day+of+the+Midwife+2009

Melissa Garvey, ACNM Writer and Editor said...

You got it! I'll take 0200 (10am EST). I'll try to get the rest of the ACNM national office staff on board and post our wordle artwork here on May 5, IDM 2009.

Sarah Stewart said...

That's fabulous - I'll put your name on the wiki - can you fill in the details such as a couple of sentances to tell people what you're doing & the URL & soemthing to capture people's interest. Thanks so much for that, Saarah

Sarah Stewart said...

Hi Melissa

When you publicise the virtual Day of the Midwife & do your Wordle, can you draw people's attention to the feedback survey:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=vdWwWDTwVyAaHtWfYbnNEQ_3d_3d

And don't forget to put the url for the wordle in the wiki.

thanks a lot, Sarah

Angelita Nixon said...

Happy International Day of the Midwife!!