Wayne Memorial Celebrates National Midwifery Week


Honesdale, PA (October 1, 2020) – At just a day old, newborn baby boy River, along with mom Chelsea Rawlins of Honesdale, was the first to receive a custom onesie in honor of National Midwifery Week set for October 4 – 10. Onesies touting the message “A Midwife Helped Me Out” will be given to expectant midwifery patients seen at Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers’ (WMCHC) Women’s Health Center offices as well as moms who deliver at Wayne Memorial Hospital’s New Beginnings Birthing Suites throughout the week. National Midwifery Week is a time to recognize and celebrate midwives and the services they provide to women across the life span. Wayne Memorial has offered midwifery services for 28 years. WMCHC midwives are collectively responsible for nearly 500 births annually. Added kudos given to midwives during 2020 for serving as essential frontline healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shown, left to right, are Chelsea Rawlins holding River and Certified Nurse Midwife Kate Scully who facilitated the birth at New Beginnings Birth Suites. For more information about maternity services at Wayne Memorial Hospital, visit wmh.org/givingbirth.