On 20th June 2019 Svetlana Demianova-Ponomarenko the co-organiser of the social Miracle in the Heart project became the Midwifery Today, Inc. Country Contact for Ukraine.
The invitation to act as a Country Contact for Ukraine for our project arrived from the remarkable founder of Midwifery Today, Inc. and Midwifery Today magazine, fascinating midwife Jan Tritten (USA), after the publication of Svetlana's article ‘Increasing Networks on Five Continents. The Primal Health Continuumof Pregnancy/Birth/Breastfeeding’.
This invitation and submission (after a certain procedure for collecting documents and filling out forms) was again an extraordinary joy and great honour for us! We heartily thank dear Jan Tritten and her team!
What is a Midwifery Today Country Contact?
"Country contacts are individuals who have offered to share information about the practice of midwifery in their respective countries or in countries about which they have first-hand knowledge. Country contacts are NOT agents or representatives of Midwifery Today, Inc., nor does their listing constitute a recommendation of their services by Midwifery Today, Inc.
Midwifery Today maintains as many country contacts for as many countries as possible so you – our colleagues – have a person to help you with midwifery and birth issues in their country. You may need to find a midwife for yourself or a friend, you might be traveling and want to meet midwives or doulas, or maybe you need information about birth in that country.
Country contacts also help Midwifery Today get the word out about our magazine and conferences. Four times a year we send our country contacts a question about a midwifery or birth issue to answer for our international-themed e-newsletter…
While we apologize for any inconvenience, Midwifery Today will generally not release Country Contact e-mail addresses to students searching for volunteer or apprenticeship opportunities due to the volume of requests. In addition, Midwifery Today will not release country contact e-mail addresses to commercial interests.
Midwifery Today is interested in promoting international networking among childbirth practitioners. Our goal is to strengthen the international community by establishing country contacts in every country of the world.
Would you like to be part of our international network? We are looking for people who are passionate about birth and who have a deep desire to help make birth a good experience for mothers and babies. Each country contact should be an active participant in the natural childbirth movement in their country, attend conferences, and receive journals or newsletters if they are available.
Proficiency in the English language and access to e-mail and the Internet are necessary."
It is an honour and a necessity for us to be a part of the international community and networking in childbirth and motherhood. We are extremely happy to serve the families of Ukraine and the world, as well as thanks to this incredible opportunity from Midwifery Today, Inc.!
With love and for the sake of Miracle of childbirth worldwide,