WHAT WE DO
Midwifery Matters magazine
We meet regularly to exchange views, hear of developments in maternity care and share our skills with each other. Members are encouraged to bring along non-member colleagues and friends. Meetings, which are open to all who are concerned about maternity care, are held every three months, usually on the third Saturday or Sunday in March, June and September and the first Saturday in December. The September meeting is the AGM. Venues vary around the UK to give everyone a chance to attend during the year, and are advertised in Midwifery Matters.
We host affordable conferences on a range of subjects which aim to disseminate information and provide networking opportunities for student midwives, midwives, other health professionals and childbearing women and their families.
We are involved at local and national level with campaigns relating to our belief that midwifery matters. At local level, members find networking and support for campaigns including the protection and development of midwifery-led units and midwifery education issues. At national level in the UK we have been involved in many important campaigns including the movement for continuity of care and carer in midwifery. Our current major campaign is the ‘Save the Midwife’ campaign
Extensive Support Network
Our members have the opportunity to meet together for support and inspiration to keep our passion strong. We also have the Midwives’ Haven for members experiencing workplace issues.