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Midwives Answer: Why did you become a midwife?

Girls’ Globe is in Prague for the International Confederation of Midwives 30th Triennial Congress. Throughout this week, we will provide live coverage through engaging blog posts, Instagram interviews and conversations with midwives to raise their voices in the global conversation for maternal and child health. Today was the first full day of events and we asked midwives one question:

Why did you become a midwife?

Mpoeetsi Makua, Lesotho

“Being a midwife brings satisfaction and professional fulfillment especially when baby is born alive.”

Elizabeth, Nigeria

“I like the expression on the face of the woman when she hears the cry of her baby at birth.”

Katuka Shinosaki, Japan

“I became a midwife because I wanted to relieve women’s pain.”

"I became a midwife because I wanted to relieve women's pain." -Katsuka Shinosaki, Japan #ICMLive

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Julie Gorwoda, USA

“I wanted to be first to touch the miracle.”

"I wanted to be first to touch the miracle." -Julie Gorwoda, USA #ICMLive

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Elizabeth, Sweden

“I became a midwife for the privilege of helping new life”

"I became a midwife for the privilege of helping new life" – Elizabeth, Sweden

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Ms. Kalyami Kala, Mrs. Arupa Dan, Ms. Srabani Mondal, Ms. Manasi Jana, Kolkata, India

“We became midwives to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity from adolescents to childbirth hand after delivery, and to educate the women about pregnancy & childbirth. Midwives need to be with the women and be trained professionals to reach this goal!”

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