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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.
The cause of cerebral palsy in newborns has been a much debated topic in recent years. Now a new study headed by Jonathan Muraskas and carried out by researchers at Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola University Chicago is providing fresh evidence that, in the vast majority of cases, severe brain damage in babies is […]
IMUK member Suyai Steinhauer is currently caring for the Amish community in the USA, from where she took some rare time out to speak to us about her work and (with permission) her experiences caring for women there. Thanks for your time Suyai, you must be busy. Firstly, where are you exactly and who do […]
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 […]
Or why a birth stool can make a difference for women and midwives during labour and birth I recently supported a woman who chose to give birth to her first baby at her local hospital. When I got to her home beforehand, Jessica was in advanced labour choosing to remain in the bathroom and […]
Roadworks, ironing and the BOC depot. Just a normal day in the life of independent midwife Nicky Garrett Up, showered and breakfasted, replying to an email from a new client while crunching through my Cornflakes. Today I have two visits arranged; one in the morning, at the southern extreme of the area I cover, and […]
Think independent midwives are out of your reach? Think again! Some are open to creative offers and the age-old custom of bartering. Virginia Howes is one of them… The saddest thing for me as an independent midwife is the fact that some women, no matter how hard they budget or save, cannot afford to […]
Whether you are a midwife or a birthing woman (or father), IMUK is proud to be able to welcome you to our new website and the world of independent midwifery practice. We are busy filling the site with content but hope you already find our new site easy to navigate with lots of interesting and useful […]
Independent midwife Virginia Howes blogs about the most common concerns in the first few days and offers some of the tips she shares with her clients after birth. 1. It is unlikely you’ll sleep the first day or night after baby is born. This is the tiger/lion in you keeping you alert in order to […]