Embargoed 0800 Friday 4th May
Following on the heels of the Panorama programme (Thursday 3rd) which will highlight NHS maternity services problems, an event will also be held in Trafalgar Square on Friday 4th May at 10.30am.
The Independent Midwives Association plan to join the Celebrations of the International Day of the Midwife being held by the Royal College of Midwives in Trafalgar Square drawing awareness to the issue around the potential loss if Independent Midwifery and its implications for mothers and babies and their midwives.
The Independent Midwives Association is urging the Government to work with them in finding a solution to the problems around their lack of professional indemnity insurance.
By finding a solution, choice and continuity for women and autonomy for midwives will stay alive.
No solution will result in the loss of more midwives from the profession and the current crisis may worsen.
They are urging public support and want the Government to use them, not lose them.
The Independent Midwives Association is expecting many midwives, mothers, fathers and babies to attend.