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Facilitating women’s choice of midwife

The Royal College of Midwives has published Facilitating women’s choice of midwife: RCM guidance: practical approaches to managing with flexibility.  This guidance is designed to help midwives and their managers to better meet the needs of responding to women’s wishes for a specific midwife to be present at the birth of their baby. 19 more words

State of Maternity Services Report 2016

The Royal College of Midwifery has published State of Maternity Services Report 2016. The report examines emerging issues and trends in relation to maternity services.  55 more words

Pyper's Birth Story

Everyone loves a great birth story and we love to share them when our clients are willing. They’re the perfect opportunity to get an insider’s perspective of a particular birthing facility, and can really illustrate the importance and significance of choosing and assembling a birth team that includes providers who will work with you. 1,169 more words

Word of the Week: de Ribes Bag

Welcome to the RCM Heritage Blog’s newest feature: Word of the Week. In it we take an entry from The Midwife’s Pronouncing Dictionary and Encyclopaedia… 424 more words


Nursing, a profession under public scrutiny yet again. And all for the wrong reasons

This February, the story of an expectant mother who died in the labour ward at the hands of midwives made front page news in most media outlets. 506 more words

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Four steps to a gentle birth...

How you are born is a part of who you are.  If you are able to create the best possible birth experience for both you and your baby it will impact both of your lives forever.   84 more words