Duchess Kate Honors Midwives With Beautiful Open Letter To The World

“You are there for women at their most vulnerable; you witness strength, pain and unimaginable joy on a daily basis…You continue to demonstrate that despite your technical mastery and the advancement of modern medicine, it is the human to human relationships and simple acts of kindness that sometimes mean the most.” -Duchess of Cambridge

Kate Middleton loves midwives as much as we do! She recently spent several days shadowing midwives in London in advance of the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. She said this of her experience, “No matter the setting, I was continually struck by the compassion that those of you I spent time with showed, and the incredible work ethic you demonstrated on behalf of your entire profession—not only performing your rounds but working tirelessly through the night to support people that were at their most vulnerable.”

Check out Duchess Kate’s full open letter to the midwives of the world to kick off 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife!

Duchess Kate visits a London maternity unit in honor of the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Source: Kensington Palace PA images