Neighbourhood Midwives

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You’ve probably heard about doulas and independent midwives, or private midwives. They are all practitioners who help and support you through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. But what’s the real difference?

Actually, the roles are distinct and the training and responsibilities of the midwife and doula are very different.  So, if you’re considering employing a doula or independent midwife, it is absolutely essential to know why and what you hope to gain from them.

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Neighbourhood Midwives – A brief history of who we are and why we have chosen to work in this way

With the end of 2017 and our first year of providing an NHS midwifery service completed it feels the right time to give some background as to why we chose to set up an independent midwifery organisation, to describe our journey to date and to share our goals for 2018 and beyond.

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We finally have a moment to post a photo of our meeting on Thursday with Dr Dan Poulter (Under Parliamentary Secretary of State for Health) pictured here with two of our recent NM clients – Katy Hill with baby Benjamin and Rebecca MacDonald with baby Gus, together with Annie and Tina from NM, our Board Chair, Charlotte Cool and patron Peter Duncan.

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