Twitter Pictured are mum Susanne White, from Newport, County Tipperary with baby Emma, born on International Day of the Midwife, May 5th, with Staff Midwife Riah Yung.THIS YEAR’s celebration of International Day of the Midwife at University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL) on Tuesday, May 5 focused on how local midwives have risen to the extraordinary challenge of Covid-19 to provide safe care to the women and infants of the Mid-West.The event—with its 2020 theme of ‘Midwives with Women: Celebrate, Demonstrate, Mobilise, Unite—Our Time Is Now’— underlined how midwives in the Mid-West along with their colleagues across the country and around the world have undergone upskilling and retraining to developed safe pathways of care in the fight to protect women and babies during the pandemic.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While maternity care in the Mid-West has faced unprecedented challenges, and there were no celebratory events traditionally held to mark the occasion, the International Day of the Midwife served as a prominent reminder of the importance of midwifery, and the invaluable care that midwives provide.Special birth certificates were given to the mothers of all babies born in University Maternity Hospital Limerick this Tuesday, to mark the special bond between midwives at UMHL and the new mums of the Mid-West and their children.UL Hospitals Group’s Director of Midwifery, Eileen Ronan, emphasised that since the middle of March and the national introduction of social and physical distancing in response to the Covid-19 emergency, normal service at UMHL has been largely uninterrupted, save for some restrictions to antenatal classes and visiting at the hospital.“It’s appropriate that this year in particular, we use the platform of International Day of the Midwife not just to celebrate our successes and the importance of midwifery, but also to remind women of the midwifery care and services that are ever-present at UMHL throughout the extraordinary times we’re living through as a result the Covid-19 pandemic,” Ms Ronan said.“While we of course encourage pregnant women to follow the HSE advice to comply with social and physical distancing, stay home, and wash your hands, we also want the public, and pregnant women and new mums in particular, to be aware that we continue to provide midwifery services for women throughout the Mid-West,” she added. Advertisement Facebook NewsCommunityHealthInternational Day of the Midwife celebrated at University Maternity Hospital LimerickBy Staff Reporter – May 6, 2020 256 Email Print WhatsApp Linkedin Previous articleJohn Kiely “Break From Hurling Won’t Do Any Harm Mentally Or Physically”Next article2021 Lions Tour and Six Nations could be played behind closed doors Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
iStock(AUSTIN, Texas) — Texas police are asking for the public’s help in locating a mother and her infant daughter who went missing after dropping an older child off at school last week.Austin resident Heidi Broussard, 33, and her 3-week-old daughter, Margot Carey, were last seen Thursday morning as Broussard dropped off the couple’s 6-year-old son at the Cowan Elementary School, according to the Austin Police Department. Their last known location is believed to be their apartment complex near West William Cannon Drive and South First Street after they left the school, Austin Police Det. Brad Herries told reporters at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.Broussard was reported missing around 7:30 p.m. that night, Herries said.The mother and daughter are presumed to be alive, and police have not named a person of interest in their disappearance, Herries said.“Our assumption is that they are alive, and the sooner that we can find them the better,” he said.Broussard’s fiancé, Shane Carey, described her to ABC News as an “amazing mom” who “would never disappear.”The couple have two children together and are also raising an older child from Carey’s previous marriage, he said.Broussard’s wallet and purse were left inside her unlocked car at their home, while Margot’s diaper bag was inside the apartment, Carey said.There was no sign of forced entry in the apartment, and nothing of value was missing, he added.Carey pleaded with whoever may have Broussard to return her and his daughter home safely.“Drop her off anywhere — I don’t care,” he said through tears. “Just make sure she’s safe and OK, the baby’s OK.”Broussard is described as a white female, about 5-foot-3-inches tall and 150 pounds with long, dark hair and highlights. She is believed to have been wearing a purple long-sleeve shirt at the time of her disappearance, police said.Margot weighed just 7 pounds and 7 ounces at the time of her last doctor’s appointment. The clothing she was wearing at the time of her disappearance is not known.Investigators are asking for the public to continue to submit tips to find Broussard and Margot.The Texas Department of Public Safety, FBI, Texas Rangers and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department are assisting in the investigation. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.