What is an Independent Midwife?

Independent Midwives are often seen as very alternative when in fact most of us are quite normal! We work in a similar way to NHS community midwives but because of the manageable number of clients we accept, have the time and energy to offer highly personal, one to one care.

Independent Midwives are fully qualified midwives who, in order to practice the midwife's role to its fullest extent, have chosen to work outside the NHS in a self employed capacity, although supporting its aims and ideals. As a midwife we care for women during pregnancy, birth and for up to 4 weeks afterwards.

We come under the same regulations as NHS midwives.

For more information see www.imuk.org.uk

"The birth was a magical and empowering experience, lasting six hours and one minute and no pain relief or stitching was required." (parents of 1st baby)