Week is October 5-11!
National Midwifery Week celebrates and recognizes midwives
and midwife-led care. We need your help to spread the word to even more women! By
participating in our daily action plan and encouraging others to do the same,
we’ll all take one collective stride towards creating a new understanding of
midwifery and normal, healthy birth in the United States. Here's what you
can do to help:
Monday: Know Your
When it comes to health care, you don’t have to settle.
Commit to exploring your options for birth and women’s health care by signing
the Your Health Promise pledge at www.ourmomentoftruth.com.
Educate yourself about what the pledge really means and why taking this step is
so important for you and your family.
Tuesday: Bust a Myth!
Misunderstandings keep many women from enjoying the benefits
of midwifery care. What myth about midwives do you most often encounter? Check
out the midwifery myths listed here, or think of your
own. Then share the truth through your social media networks.
Wednesday: Spread the
Pick one thing you can do today to spread the word about midwives
in your community. Check out the great tools here, and take
one step forward by sharing an OMOT Facebook status,
retweeting an OMOT Twitter
tweet, or personalizing a resource in one of the OMOT Toolkits.
Thursday: Share Your
Share your moment of truth. Did you have an “ah-ha!” moment
when you realized midwifery care was right for you? Have you had a positive
experience with normal, healthy birth? Have you discovered the advantage of
using a midwife for your primary care needs? Share your story on the Our Moment of Truth website, and
then share the link to your story with your social media networks.
Friday: Put Yourself
Self-care is always important, and National Midwifery Week
affords the perfect opportunity! What will you take time to do for your health?
Ideas include: get a flu shot from a midwife who provides primary care, enroll
in that prenatal yoga class you’ve been putting off, or schedule your annual
well-woman exam with a midwife. Let us know how you are going to put yourself
first here, and how
midwife-led care inspired you or helped play a direct role in putting your
Follow Our Moment of Truth on Facebook and Twitter to share our messages throughout the week, because everyone deserves to know how #MidwivesMakeADifference!
The American College of Nurse-Midwives is working hard to spread Our Moment of Truth™ at the national level and we need your help in reaching women in your local area. Your efforts will help create a call-to-action for women to use the Our Moment of Truth™ tools and resources to truly understand their full range of options when it comes to women’s health care and to participate fully in decisions affecting their health.
Public Awareness Toolkit
Spreading the word about the Our Moment of Truth™ campaign is easy. Below you’ll find an awareness toolkit to help spread the Our Moment of Truth™ message far and wide.
Social Media Guide
Spread Our Moment of Truth™ through your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts. Includes sample posts.
Use this draft e-mail language to share Our Moment of Truth™ information with friends, family, colleagues, and professional networks
This draft language was designed for your newsletter, blog, or other communiqué.
The Our Moment of Truth™ printable fact sheet is perfect for use in your office, practice, or even on campus.
We look forward to working with you on this exciting campaign and appreciate your help in creating a new understanding of midwifery care in the United States.
Members-Only Grassroots Toolkit
Make Our Moment of Truth™ work for your ACNM affiliate with resources designed especially for midwives and volunteer leaders. Log in with your ACNM member ID and password here
to access a Local Launch Guide, customizable "Talk with a Midwife"
PowerPoint presentation, and template news releases, media pitch
letters, social media posts, Web site language, and more.