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Fighting for Independent Midwifery, Birth Freedom and Human Rights

This week, the fight to save Independent Midwifery intensified, as five hundred people congregated in London in silent protest.






I wasn't able to be there, but I was thrilled to play my part in the day by writing this article, Why Independent Midwives are key to the fight for birth freedom, which appeared in the Telegraph online on Monday morning.


Of course, this was very exciting for me on a personal level too, as this is the first time I have had an article published at this level. It's amazing what can happen when you "Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less Boring Instead" - two years ago I started out writing tentative little numbers about fish fingers and my daily struggle to leave the house, and today I found myself sat at a table in a London studio, with cans on my ears and a fuzzy mike in my face, being asked to make sense of some of the issues around the current state of birth freedom in the UK.
I was joined my the absolutely vibrant and …

Save Independent Midwifery: Keep Birth Choice Alive!