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Waiting For Baby Jacob

by IMUK at June 16, 2016

By Rachel O’Neill My baby arrived 23 days past my ‘due date.’ Although you don’t hear about these ‘prolonged pregnancies’ that often, let me tell you there’s a whole community of 10- month mamas out there! This is our story… My due date was 23rd April 2015. I knew this was fairly accurate because I […]

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Meet Our Members: Angela Horler

by IMUK at May 23, 2016

Angela has been an independent midwife for 9 years. She came straight into independent practice after qualifying in 2007, and has cared for over 100 women as an IM. She tried working in the NHS a few years ago and lasted around 4 months. She works with two practice partners at North Surrey Midwives.

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Which Birth Choice

by IMUK at May 11, 2016

Which has published some information for expectant parents on private midwifery care options. IMUK Member Amanda Garside is featured, and briefly talks through the benefits of hiring an independent midwife. IMUK are passionate about all the aspects raised, including being able to provide continuity of care, a flexible way of working, and tailor made support […]

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Meet Our Members: Heather Berry

by IMUK at April 12, 2016

Heather has been working as a midwife for over 30 years. Her road from student midwife to my current role as self-employed independent midwife has been long and convoluted. Highlights include her first community post as relief for Mary Cronk MBE when she started working with the then regulatory body. Her teachings and wisdom relating the […]

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A Worldwide Journey for Mother and Midwife – Day 14

by IMUK at April 3, 2016

Day 14 – Homecoming And so at the end of the day, 14 days after I arrived scared, worried, and wondering what the near future had to offer, my time here in Karachi, Pakistan has drawn to a close. I am awaiting my transport to the airport; the much loved and trusted Muna will take […]

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A Worldwide Journey for Mother and Midwife – Day 13

by IMUK at April 2, 2016

Day 13 – Showtime Last night we wound down with a very relaxed but also exciting evening of Henna tattooing. Sofia had said we need to be home by 6.30 because someone was coming to paint her belly. In the morning we had been ‘ooing and arhing’ over all wonders of artistic designs on pregnant […]

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A Worldwide Journey for Mother and Midwife – Day 12

by IMUK at April 1, 2016

Day 12 – Reflections and Relaxation I really had high hopes that after the lovely relaxing and laughter-filled day yesterday, that last night I would get a knock on my door. However, I have to be patient as I always tell women and accept that baby will come when she is ready. Sofia did tell […]

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