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International Day of the Midwife

International Day of the Midwife

Every year on May 5th, we celebrate International Day of the Midwife, a day dedicated to acknowledging the invaluable role that midwives play in the health and wellbeing of mothers and babies around the world. At Baba West, this day holds a particularly special significance, as it gives us a chance to honor our very own co-founder, Zita West, a devoted midwife whose expertise and passion have been central to the vision and ethos of our brand.

Zita West is not just a co-founder of Baba West; she is also a practicing midwife, renowned for her profound commitment to maternal and infant health. Her extensive experience in midwifery has been instrumental in shaping the principles that guide Baba West. Zita’s unique insights into the nutritional needs of expectant mothers and children have played a crucial role in the development of our tailored health and gut health supplements.

“As we celebrate International Day of the Midwife, I am reminded of my incredible journey in midwifery and how it inspired me to co-found Baba West with Leo Bamford. Being a midwife has allowed me to witness the miraculous process of birth and the critical early stages of life. It is during these initial moments and the first 1000 days post-birth that the foundations for future health are laid.

Understanding the profound impact of nutrition during these formative days led me to realise how essential it is to support not just the babies but also the mothers with the right nutrients. This understanding became the catalyst for Baba West. While I have my own range of fertility and pregnancy supplements at, I wanted to further this journey to support child health from the newborn stage all the way to teenagers, so Leo and I combined forces to create Baba West.

Our supplements are designed to nurture gut health and overall wellbeing, backed by the latest research and tailored to meet the unique needs of growing families. I believe that every child deserves the best start in life, and through Baba West, we aim to make that a reality. This International Day of the Midwife, I am proud to blend my love for midwifery with my passion for nutrition and wellness, creating something truly special for families everywhere.”