Tuesday, April 14, 2009

NORMAL BIRTH Campaign in the UK

Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Campaign for Normal Birth

provides an opportunity to share good practice to promote normal birth. The Campaign aims to inspire and support normal birth practice. It’s a reminder that good birth experiences can happen despite the challenges. Interventions and caesarean shouldn’t be the first choice - they should be the last.

'Making normal birth a reality' is the Consensus statement from the Maternity Care Working Party, in which the contributors state their shared views about the need to recognise, facilitate and audit normal birth.

The Maternity Care Working Party is an independent, multi-disciplinary body that campaigns for improvements in maternity care. It was established to raise awareness of the public health implications of the rising caesarean rate. It highlights the health and social needs of women and their families, and the contribution that woman-centred maternity services can make to the promotion of public health, ensuring that babies have the best possible start in life.

And while you are browsing the British midwifery sites, have a look at the Independent Midwives UK
These midwives also face loss of their right to practice, when the UK government brings in legislation requiring professional indemnity insurance as a requirement for registration.

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