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Midwifery Education in Iceland: Yesterday and Today


  • Eva S. Einarsdóttir midwife,

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    • Eva S. Einarsdóttir is a practicing midwife in Iceland. Anne Hayes is a British midwife living in Iceland.

  • Anne Hayes SRN, SCM

Digranesveg 97, 200 Kópavogi, Iceland


This paper traces the origins of midwifery in Iceland and the resulting progression of midwifery education and educational facilities to the present. The history and role of the Icelandic Midwives Society is also outlined.