Exhibition: The Midwife 300 Years
In cooperation with the Swedish Association of Midwives, the university library welcomes you to the opening of the Midwife 300 Years exhibition at the university library in Huddinge on 28 January, when the Swedish Association of Midwives's chair, Ingela Wiklund, opens the exhibition at noon.
A Midwife Can Save Lives
In 2011, The Swedish Association of Midwives is celebrating 300 years of midwife education and the 125 year anniversary of the Association. It was in 1711 that the first midwives were educated, graduated and swore the Jordemoder oath in Stockholm.
Swearing the oath involves a societal commitment to always support birthing women, both rich and poor, high and low, to never repeat what is said in confidence and to always help colleagues.
The early academic education and the push for qualified midwives contributed to reducing maternal mortality in Sweden. These experiences from Sweden are a source of international interest today, as one of the UN's Millenium Development Goals (MDG 5) is to reduce maternal mortality in the world.
The exhibition is open from 28 January to 17 March and consists of selected parts of the exhibition that was shown at the National Historical Museum during the fall 2010.