Save the Midwife Campaign
Women and midwives are working together to protect women’s choices with better midwifery regulation.
Please help us to #SavetheMidwife before it’s too late.
We’ve launched a major campaign to save the midwifery profession in the UK. As you may have heard, the profession of midwifery is under threat as never before in modern times in the UK. This impacts not only midwives, but the women and babies they care for:
Midwives face severe pressure, impacting women giving birth
The statutory role of Supervisor of Midwives has been scrapped, undermining women’s choices in childbirth
The NMC is not fit for purpose, risking women’s safety and midwives’ careers
Midwifery leadership is undermined or non-existent at senior levels, with devastating effect on maternity policy – such as the loss of supervision
Midwifes’ role undermined and eroded
Independent midwifery under threat, so women have reduced options
ARM is leading the campaign to Save the Midwife, drawing together support from key birth, midwifery and parenting organisations. Women’s rights and choice must be protected both inside and outside of the NHS.
It is vital that those who are responsible for the safety of mothers and babies understand the issues women face. The NMC does not do this. Our key campaign priority is better midwifery regulation with service users at its heart.
We are calling for your help
We believe that midwives and women want the same thing – a strong autonomous midwifery profession giving continuity, choice and excellence for women, men, babies and families. Our volunteers are working tirelessly to challenge the current defunct system, and help midwives to make a profession that is truly with woman.
Midwifery leadership at every level, including senior decision-makers
A new Midwifery Council
Implementation of Better Births including continuity of midwifery care
A solution for independent midwifery