The members and staff of the Midwifery Council extend their warmest congratulations to the Prime Minister, Jacinda Adern and her partner Clarke Gayford, on the safe arrival of their baby daughter on June 21 in Auckland. Every day, midwives welcome around 168 new babies into the world in New Zealand, and every one is a miracle. We wish our first family – and all the other families/whānau who have given birth – a happy and successful start to their parenting journey.