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Last year IMUK member Virginia Howes supported Suzanne Shaw and Sam Greenfield in welcoming their son Raffery into the world. Here for the IMUK website, Sam tells his story. The second Suzanne broke the news to me that she was pregnant I was, of course, ecstatic, but I also had an enormous sense of anxiety […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The NHS England commissioned National Maternity Review has published its recommendations as to how maternity services should change over the next five years. Independent midwife and IMUK Chair Jacqui Tomkins explains what they could mean for independent midwives and the women they care for. There’s been a predictably mixed reaction to the recommendations of the […]
The first independent midwife I ever came into contact with was the lovely Annabel Bryant, we began chatting in early 2014 through a Facebook page and she sent me messages of support during my application process for university and my big move to London in 2014, not even always about midwifery, but always so supportive […]
Annabel Bryant supports birthing families in Central London after a 30 year career in the NHS as both a neonatal nurse and Midwife. She has worked in all settings; hospitals, birth centres, home and community, in both in clinical and management positions.