What is an Independent Midwife?

Independent midwives are fully qualified practitioners who, in order to fulfil the midwife’s role to its greatest potential, choose to work as self-employed professionals outside the NHS – although we support its aims and ideals. Our role includes your care during pregnancy, birth, and in the days immediately afterwards before you come under the care of your local health visitor.

Independent midwives are subject to yearly supervisory visits and equipment checks. In line with the requirements of the UKCC regulatory body we update our skills by attending regular study days with NHS and independent colleagues.