Association of Radical Midwives

Because Midwifery Matters


Because Midwifery Matters

About the ARM

Who are we, what do we do and what do we want to achieve?

The Association of Radical Midwives

Who We Are
We are midwives, student midwives and others committed to improving maternity services in the UK and internationally. We strongly believe that all women have the right to a service tailored closely to their needs, and a sympathetic attitude on the part of their professional attendants.
What We Do
Our Mission is to provide support, information, leadership and practical assistance for midwives, student midwives and others so that maternity services are woman-centered, compassionate and human-scaled.
OUR History
The Association was formed in 1976 by a small group of student midwives from different training schools who were alarmed by the apparent trend towards maternity nurse status in their training.


Join us as a member of ARM to give us a higher profile, raise our voice and protect the midwifery profession.

The benefits of joining ARM

✔ Exclusive Member-only articles and resources
✔ Subscription to our Midwifery Matters quarterly magazine
✔ Access to our Local Groups for support with like-minded people
✔ Reduced price to the quarterly national meetings of ARM, conferences and webinars
✔ Access to the Midwives’ Haven for workplace support
✔ Access to our Member-only Forum
✔ Valuable archive of midwifery and birth wisdom for members


We have a big support network for midwives and student midwives around the country

OUR Support Network

The Midwives' Haven
We aim to offer support networks for members caught up in investigations, disciplinary processes, and NMC referrals. We are a small group who have personal experience of such events and we offer a listening ear and support and help as we are able, depending on distance and time frame.
Local support groups
A number of local member groups for support with like-minded people are to be found around the country. They get together regularly and some of them have facebook groups...
Member Forum
Coming soon.. A forum for members to exchange information, tips and advice on everything midwifery related
The Helpline

Save the Midwife Campaign

The profession of midwifery is now under threat as never before in modern times. With your support, we can change the challenges that face us.

ARM supports the Kindness Conference

Saturday 11th November 2017, Bradford University We hear so much about the scourge of bullying in...

Woops – I forgot to upgrade my membership

I'm embarrassed to confess that I was locked out of my ARM membership account the other day and...

Midwives support women however they give birth.

By Katherine Hales, ARM National Coordinator We regret the reporting in the Times and the Guardian...


All our magazines and articles in one place


Midwifery Matters Archive

A complete archive of all our magazines


These archives contain posts and extracts from the UK Midwives and Consumers email list, a discussion group for people interested in midwifery in the UK.


Our library contains articles from a variety of sources


“If women lose the right to say where and how they birth their children, then they will have lost something that’s as dear to life as breathing.” ― Ami McKay

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