About Annie Francis
Annie is the CEO and one of the four founders of Neighbourhood Midwives, an employee owned, midwifery social enterprise based in London. Before embarking on this latest and most challenging journey of her midwifery career to date, Annie was an independent midwife for fifteen years, providing individualised midwifery care to women in South London. She is a passionate advocate for increasing the range of alternative choices available for both women and midwives and believes that innovation and real change has to come from challenging the status quo, not accepting it.
This article was originally published in Essentially MIDIRS, a professional magazine aimed at midwives, students,
maternity support workers, and all who work within maternal and infant health.
The journal is published eleven times a year, with a combined December/January edition.
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