3 responses to “Time To Get Active?”

  1. Morag

    Sounds like independent midwives and client choice has been sold down the river in favor of increasing hospital midwifery’s purchase. The college should be ashamed of itself.

  2. Joy Johnston

    Lisa I agree with your call to the ACM to make a public statement in support of independent/self employed/private/call-us-what-you-like midwives. ACM adopts the ICM Definition of the midwife (2005) which says a midwife may practice in any setting including the home …
    And once a public statement has been made, ACM needs to support our right to exist. I think the ANF should be also enlisted in this cause by those who have membership in that powerful union.

    As you have noted, having indemnity insurance does not make birth safer or make the practitioner any more responsible or dilligent.

  3. Sydney

    Definitely I agree with your call to the ACM to make a public statement in support of independent/self employed/private/call-us-what-you-like midwives. ACM adopts the ICM Definition of the midwife (2005) which says a midwife may practice in any setting including the home.And once a public statement has been made, ACM needs to support our right to exist. I think the ANF should be also enlisted in this cause by those who have membership in that powerful union, Great post i look forward to read more!
    Sydney
    Drug Intervention