For the first time since 2019, Wayne Memorial’s Midwifery Mingle, a gathering for women of all ages and their children, will be celebrated on a full pre-pandemic scale.
Traditionally held during National Midwifery Week, the Mingle is set for Thursday, Oct. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cooperage Project, 1030 Main St., Honesdale, Pa. Refreshments as well as educational and vendor tables by Wayne Memorial and other community organizations will be onsite.
Hosted by the nurse midwives of the Women’s Health Center, Patricia Konzman, CNM; Christina MacDowell, DNP, CNM; Lorraine Lamm, CNM and Amy Borove, CNM, this free event is sponsored by Wayne Memorial Hospital’s New Beginnings Birthing Suites and Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC).
This will be the 13th time the celebration has taken place albeit with variations over the past three years due to COVID. With 2023’s Mingle being a return to the past, Wayne Memorial’s midwives chose the theme “With Women.” Christina MacDowell, CNM, director, Women Health Center, explains,
“The word midwife originates from the old English word ‘mid’ plus ‘wife’ or woman, in essence ‘woman who is with the mother,’” MacDowell said. “While our profession has seen advances throughout centuries, the concept of women-centered, individualized care - ‘with women’ - remains the focal point of midwifery.”
Local businesses and non-profits interested in participating as vendors are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-253-8390 for a registration form and more details.
For more information on Wayne Memorial’s maternity services, visit www.wmh.og/givingbirth.