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May 1, 2016

IMUK Conference Announced

Midwives – Simply The Best: IMUK 2016 National Conference IMUK is hugely excited to announce our first National Conference! The event will take place on Saturday 12th November 2016 at Eastwood Hall in Nottinghamshire.   Confirmed Speakers Include: Peggy Vincent – Author of “Baby Catcher” Elizabeth Prochaska – Founder of Birthrights Beverly Turner – Radio […]

April 7, 2016

2016 Gentle Parenting Awards Honour Independent Midwife

A huge congratulations to Deborah Neiger of Yorkshire Storks Midwifery Practice who has been awarded “Most Nurturing Health Professional” at the Gentle Parenting Awards! The Gentle Parenting Awards state that “this very special award is to honour a very special individual working within the healthcare and lactation field who has gone that extra mile to […]


March 24, 2016

IMUK Website Wins Award!

Earlier this week IMUK were invited by Nalla Design to attended Transform Magazine’s European Design Awards. Nalla had been nominated for two awards for their amazing work on our re-brand and new website. The Transform Magazine website states: “The Transform Awards Europe has honoured brand development and rebranding projects for the past seven years. From big […]

March 24, 2016

Managing Maternity Emergencies Workshop

New Malden Education Centre is running 2 workshops on Managing Maternity Emergencies in the Pre-Hospital Setting. The 2 sessions will run on Wednesday 20th April 2016 from 9-12pm and 2-5pm. For more information, and to confirm a booking please email

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 […]

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