International Day of the Midwife 2017

May 5 is the internationally recognised day for highlighting the work of midwives. In support of the International Day of the Midwife Medela commissioned a survey with over 7,800 respondents. The survey was an insight into Australian Mums experience with midwives and the level of support they received.
Medela Infographic The Role of Midwives Survey Results
Medela Infographic The Role of Midwives Survey Results

Exploring the Support Network of Australian Mums

The survey shows that during the first 6 weeks after giving birth mums have a greater need for emotional support and their partners, mothers and midwives are their biggest support.

Receiving conflicting advice can be very normal. From this survey we see that midwives make a positive difference to mum’s confidence. Conflicting advice isn’t necessarily a scary thing, mum gets to choose what advice best works for them. Every experience is different.

We would like to acknowledge the overwhelmingly positive responses highlighting the amazing job midwives do in supporting new mums.

Download full The Role of Midwives - Medela Survey Results in PDF.