Why Midwives Haven?
Who are we?
You are not alone
Midwives are often made to feel isolated or outcast or that they are the only ones going through such difficulties but that is NOT true. Our quarterly column in Midwifery Matters tries to dispel this myth – unfortunately many fine midwives are investigated, disciplined, put on corrective “action plans”, sacked, or referred to the NMC. Our coming together to support each other, speak and write about these things, and share experiences can ameliorate feelings of isolation and self-blame.
Remember, even if you have made one or more of the errors you are under investigation for, you are NOT a pariah but a midwife who has been doing her best to provide good care. We ALL make errors as midwives and mistake-free midwifery is impossible. The pretence of the NMC, employers, and some midwives that a career of perfection in current circumstances is possible is harmful and immoral.