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July 18, 2016

Independent Midwifery and Homebirth – A Father’s Point of View

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 […]


May 11, 2016

Which Birth Choice

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 […]


April 12, 2016

Meet Our Members: Heather Berry

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 […]


February 24, 2016

National Maternity Review: Q&A with Jacqui Tomkins

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 […]


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 […]


December 22, 2014

Meet our Members: Annabel Bryant

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.

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