About VIDM

The Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) is an annual online conference which celebrates the International Day of the Midwife. It is held on or around May 5th each year to be as close to the International Day of the Midwife as possible.

VIDM runs for 24 hours and covers a wide range of subjects with speakers from around the globe. It uses online conferencing software to bring together people who have an interest in childbirth matters – midwives, students and consumers — all completely free.

The conference was first held in 2009 and was organised by a team of two then working at Otago Polytechnic. By 2019, the organising committee comprised midwives, midwifery academics, and online education professionals from seven countries across four continents.

Please note: We are a small not-for-profit group with the sole purpose of organising and running the Virtual International Day of the Midwife – an annual free 24-hour online conference. We do not endorse any other organisations beyond our sponsors.

Members of the committee presented on VIDM to the International Confederation of Midwives 30th triennial congress, held in Prague in June 2014.[1]

[1] Session on Lifelong Learning at ICM Prague 2014 [http://www.midwives2014.org/final-scientific-programme-search.html]

4 thoughts on “About VIDM”

  1. Good day to you. I would like remjnders for the May 4th Midwives conference please. Thank you
    Delia Muhammad (UK) 🌺

    Doula (1993-2017)
    Retired midwife (2004-2017)
    Birth Educator (1993 -)

    1. Hello Delia,
      Please be sure to follow our blog and you will be sent updates.
      Thank you for your interest. ~VIDM

    1. Yes, we will be posting the recordings in the programme as soon as possible after the sessions then added to the Virtual Midwives YouTube channel later

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