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February 26, 2016

Latest Making the Move Dates

In addition to the workshop running on the 30th March, 2 new dates have now been confirmed for later in the year. Liz Nightingale will be running the course near Oxford on the 21st September and 1st December. Look out for details on booking on the IMUK Facebook page.  


February 16, 2016

End to Rubella Screening

From 1st April 2016 the rubella screening programme for pregnant woman is ending in England. The rationale to end screening for rubella susceptibility includes: rubella infection in the UK is at a level defined as eliminated by the World Health Organisation screening for rubella susceptibility in pregnancy does not give any protection to the unborn […]


February 6, 2016

Zika Virus – Useful Information for Pregnant Women

The Zika virus has featured heavily in the news over the past few of weeks, with the first reported case in Europe coming from Spain at the beginning of February. Although the disease is generally not harmful, it has been linked to problems in pregnancy and birth defects. The World Health Organization (WHO) now reports […]


January 28, 2016

The Mirror: After Coleen Rooney ate her own placenta – what are the benefits for mums

Independent midwife Virginia Howes contributes in support of women’s informed choice here.


January 21, 2016

Upcoming Aspiring Midwives Workshops

If you are considering a career in midwifery, these workshops are a great chance to learn about what is involved and get insight from experienced midwives. Sarah Ifill is running 2 sessions in the upcoming months; 26th February and 2nd April. For more information and to book, please follow the link here.


January 7, 2016

Lansinoh’s Brand Confusion Concern For Breastfeeding Mums

Lansinoh, the leading brand for medical grade lanolin nipple cream, are concerned about potential confusion for nursing mothers regarding the recent launch of a nipple cream using very similar packaging to their well known purple box and tube.  As most mothers who have benefitted from using award winning HPA Lansinoh will tell you their product […]


November 8, 2015

2 New Making the Move Workshops

Due to popular demand, there will now be an additional Making the Move workshop running in Oxfordshire. The event will be hosted by Liz Nightingale and will take place on 10th February. For more information and to book please visit the Facebook event. Claire Harbottle will be running a new Making the Move workshop in […]


October 21, 2015

Upcoming Aspiring Midwives Workshop

Independent Midwife Sarah Ifill is running her next Aspiring Midwives workshop on 10th January 2016. The full day workshop is a great opportunity for those considering midwifery as a career. More information on this event and booking form can be found here.


October 18, 2015

Upcoming Making the Move Workshops

The date for the next IMUK Making the Move workshops has been confirmed, and will run in South Oxfordshire on Wednesday 9th December 2015. Full details of the event and how to book can be found on the Facebook event. The following workshop is set to be Wednesday 30th March 2016. More information on this […]


September 15, 2015

Iolanthe Midwifery Annual Awards 2015

Congratulations to Independent Midwife Sharyn Lock of Yorkshire Storks Independent Midwifery Practice, for being awarded an Iolanthe Midwifery Trust Award. She is off to go and investigate how to support midwifery-led normal birth in Gaza. You can read about all this years winners on the Midirs website.

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