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August 4, 2016

Why Pretending to be an Olympian is Great News for Pregnant Women!

On the eve of the Olympic Games, independent midwife Kay Hardie considers the benefits of exercise in pregnancy. The Rio Olympics start this week and our attention will be focused on elite athletes at their peak fitness, competing in their chosen sports. It got me thinking about women athletes who could have been pregnant during […]


June 16, 2016

Waiting For Baby Jacob

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 […]

May 26, 2015

Q&A with Suyai Steinhauer

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 […]


May 11, 2015

A taste of independence

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 […]


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