Dans une lettre ouverte, Kate Middleton salue le travail remarquable accompli par les sages-femmes, qui, dans l’ombre, prennent soin des autres.
« Vous êtes là pour les femmes les plus vulnérables ; vous êtes témoins d’une force, d’une douleur et d’une joie inimaginable au quotidien », lance la duchesse de Cambridge, elle-même mère de trois enfants, louant celles qui « travaillent sans relâche » pour « soutenir les personnes les plus vulnérables ». Une lettre qui tombe à pic puisque l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) a proclamé 2020 « année des infirmières et des sages-femmes ».
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Ahead of 2020’s International @who #YearoftheNurseandMidwife, The Duchess of Cambridge has written an open letter to midwives across the UK — visit the link in our bio to read the full letter. Writing in her letter, The Duchess said: • “You are there for women at their most vulnerable; you witness strength, pain and unimaginable joy on a daily basis. • Your work often goes on behind the scenes, and away from the spotlight. Recently I was privileged enough to witness a small section of it first hand, spending several days at Kingston Hospital’s Maternity Unit. • Although this was not my first encounter with the care and kindness provided by midwives across the country, it gave me a broader insight into the true impact you have on everybody you help. • Over the last few years, I’ve dedicated a significant amount of my work to the Early Years – the pivotal period of development between pregnancy and the age of 5 where children build crucial foundations for life. • Your role in supporting this critical phase of development extends far beyond the complicated task of delivering a baby successfully. The help and reassurance you provide for parents to be and parents of newborns is just as crucial. It goes a long way in building parents’ confidence from the start, with lifelong impact on the future happiness of their children. • I want to thank you for all that you do. It has been a real privilege learning from you so far, and I look forward to meeting and learning from even more of you in the coming years and decades”. • Several members of @TheRoyalFamily, including The Queen and The Princess Royal, hold Patronages in the fields of Nursing and Midwifery — The Queen is Patron of @thercn, and The Princess Royal is Patron of @midwives_rcm. Photos 📷 1-4 by Kensington Palace / 5-6 by PA