The history of midwifery in Iceland will be introduced during an education walk organized by The Icelandic Touring Association today.
Midwifery is the oldest profession of women in Iceland and their story reflects the struggle of women for education and independence in Iceland.
In years past, midwives were considered angels of redemption, coming on horseback under the veil of darkness and snowfall and delivering the children.
Professor at the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Iceland Helga Gottfreðsdóttir will guide (in Icelandic) the walk which will stop at four locations connected to the 250-year history of midwives in the country.
The walk begins at 11 am at Skólavörðustígur 11 in downtown Reykjavík and runs until 1 pm.
The event is free and everyone is welcome.
Click here to learn more about midwives in Iceland.