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October 21, 2021

Meet Our Members: Sarah Jones

I am a full-time practising midwife with expertise in Normal Childbirth. The childbirth process is not an illness but a normal biological passage that every mother will go through in some form or another. Helping and supporting the mother at every needed moment, the Midwife balances the Art with the Science. I believe that a […]

March 23, 2019

Meet Our Members: Meg Miskin

Meg has been an independent midwife for 14 years. She worked in the NHS, mostly as a community midwife with a special interest in homebirth and moved into Independent Practice in January 2005. She has cared for over 150 women as an IM; initially as a lone IM and then with two midwives, Liz Nightingale […]

January 14, 2018

Pregnant women wanted for Casting

We have been asked by Real Story Network to put a message out to our supporters to see if there are any women who would be interested in taking part in a skincare campaign they are running for a well known brand. Here is the information for anyone who thinks this might be for them. […]

February 9, 2016

New Cerebral Palsy Research

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 […]

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 […]


April 25, 2015

Ladies, please be seated…

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 […]


March 21, 2015

An independent midwife in the country

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 […]


February 18, 2015

Bartering; care over cash

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 […]


January 15, 2015

Welcome! A message from Jacqui Tomkins

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 […]


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