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.

Professional Standards Authority to review NMC

ARM welcomes the news that the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) will carry out a lessons...

Save the Midwife demo and meeting on International Day of the Midwife

Report by Katherine Hales, ARM National Coordinator Around 200 mothers, fathers, babies, midwives,...

Midwives and parents demonstrate to save the midwife

This is a collaborative press release from the Association of Radical Midwives, Association for...


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


Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Kingshill House
The Art of Midwifery Come along to our Summer National Meeting and reignite your passion for the art of midwifery. Challenges to Retain the Art of Midwifery by Bev Jervis, Training and Development lead for[...]
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm Wood Bank
A week of relaxation, story telling and leisurely dinners in beautiful surroundings with like-minded midwives, students and birth workers. Feel inspiration, share your experience or simply enjoy soaking up the passion for midwifery and birth.[...]

“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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