Today is International Midwives Day (also variously called "International Day of the Midwife" or "International Midwifery Day"). Call or write you midwife and thank her!
It's a great day to host an event, such as a picnic, lecture, protest, etc. to help raise awareness of midwifery care. The International Confederation of Midwives has some more ideas (.pdf). So if you are part of a consumer, homebirth, or natural parenting group, you might want to start planning something for next year.
The Seattle Midwifery School has information on how you can help a library or bookstore create a display.
Wisconsin has reason to celebrate. Not only did the governor declare May 5th International Midwives' Day, but this week marked the first home delivery by a licenced midwife since that state's newly-enacted regulatory scheme went into effect. Congratulations to Wisconsin midwives and midwifery supporters for all their hard work.
Louisa at Mama (Mid)Wife Madness answers the question "Why does the world need midwives?".