Being Black and Birthing in the West

Being Black and Birthing in the West

by Mars Lord One of the legacies of colonisation, and the continued colonisation of different groups of people, is the deliberate throwing away of cultural heritage and knowledge. When I was younger, actually even now, my mum would talk about fish. ‘I dream a fish’,...
Induction Voices

Induction Voices

By Midwife Kemi Johnson Autonomous responsible midwives who assist parents to have their babies in gentle, holistic ways are very fortunate in the vast majority of cases to see the beauty and perfection of spontaneous, physiological birth. If our clever hands are...
MIDWIFERY WALKS: Elizabeth Thompson Walk

MIDWIFERY WALKS: Elizabeth Thompson Walk

Elizabeth Thompson was a midwife practising in and around Kendal in the mid- to late 17th century. A diary, kept from 1669 to shortly before her death in 1675, lists the births she attended and the places where those births took place. The main walk will visit some of...
Birth in the Balance – Radical Journal

Birth in the Balance – Radical Journal

Delegates at the ARM Conference on 1st December 2018 had a wonderful time journaling. We invited all delegates to make contributions to a journal we are creating from responses to the conference and theme of ‘Birth in the Balance’. We’ve had some brilliant...
Bearing Different Risks

Bearing Different Risks

Thank you to Caitlin Stobie, PhD Candidate from the English Department at Leeds University, for this guest post about a fascinating collaboration between historians and midwives. Check out the Facebook event for more...
Independent Midwives Are Back!

Independent Midwives Are Back!

Sabine von Toerne, ARM member and Independent Midwife, shares her perspective on the current Independent Midwifery situation in the UK.

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