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June 10, 2016

Virginia Howes Speaks on El Salvador Baby Swap

Following the tragic news story about parents in El Salavdor being given the wrong baby by the hospital, IMUK’s Virginia Howes was interviewed by BBC Radio 2. She discussed the importance of mother and baby not being separated at any time after birth, both so they can spend important time bonding, and also to ensure no babies […]


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.

August 16, 2015

IMUK Blog Post Makes News

An open letter written to Alex Dyke on the IMUK blog has made the news after being widely shared on social media. Yesterday the Mirror Online picked up on the story and wrote an article that included an interview with the author . Since being posted on the Mirror’s website (here) it has received over 600 […]

August 13, 2015

BBC DJ Suspended Over Breastfeeding Comments

Following BBC DJ Alex Dyke’s outrageous comments on breastfeeding during his show today, an online petition was started calling for him to be taken off air. The petition rapidly gained over 7000 signatures,  and the BBC have now announced that he has, indeed, been suspended. Read the full story here.  

March 12, 2015

Families Magazine – Business is baby booming for homebirths and independent midwives

‘Families’ Magazine on the choice and benefits of homebirths and independent midwifery care.  Read the article here.

February 10, 2015

British Journal of Midwifery – IMUK Back to the Future

Jacqui Tomkins, Chair of IMUK, looks to the future of independent midwifery in this month’s edition of the British Journal of Midwifery.  You can read the full article here. Many thanks to the British Journal of Midwifery for allowing us to republish here.  More information on this month’s edition is available on their website here.  

February 7, 2015

Essentially MIDIRS – Mariamni Plested on oxytocin augmentation and behavioural effects

Mariamni Plested considers whether artificial oxytocin augmentation and behavioural effects in this month’s edition of Essentially MIDIRS (with thanks to Essentially MIDIRS for allowing us to publish here).


January 20, 2015

Best Magazine – I’ve delivered all 6 of my Grandchildren

IMUK Board member Virginia has hit the newsstands once again for being the most hands-on Grandmother in Britain!


January 16, 2015

Best Magazine – Safer, Cheaper, Better. Why can’t we all have a midwife we know and trust?

Despite the benefits of continuity of care, 75% of women still give birth with strangers. Click here to read Milli Hill’s  article for Best Magazine recommending our members as an alternative and calling us – wait for it – ‘a little army of unique and emotionally intelligent women who are experts in normal birth’ – […]


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