Association of Radical Midwives (ARM) and appeal for support

May 30, 2007 at 3:24 pm 3 comments

ARM has been going since the 70’s and offers an alternative to a heavily medicalised and pathology obsessed obstetrician led birthing process.

They currently are campaigning around attacks on independent midwifery by the UK government.

If you are involved with the group, or have opinions about it, please comment below.


Entry filed under: Action, midwifery, organisations, solidarity.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Morag  |  June 4, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    For those interested in getting involved in ARM, the next national meeting is in Nottingham on Saturday 16th June. There will be workshops and discussions as well as report-backs about ongoing campaigns.

    For more info contact Kerri Anne Gifford: 01158470483

    Other interesting points about ARM:

    *As well as supporting the campaign to save independent midwifery, they are very supportive of midwives struggling to provide quality care in the NHS. (And ‘struggling’ is the right word!)

    *They are considering forming a radical midwifery trade union as the Royal College of Midwives (the only existing midwifery union in the UK) is seen as being too friendly with NHS managers and politicians. The union would likely be radical in the sense of fighting for midwives’ and womens’ interests, rather than anti-capitalist etc. A working group is investigating how feasible this is at the moment.

    Anyway, definitely check out the ARM website! 🙂

  • 2. Francoise Souverville  |  September 29, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    I’ve been arrested for practicing without a liscense……a baby died 3hrs; after a wonderful waterbirth…..nothing was wrong but all of the sudden he had a lung hemorrhage and passed within 10min:!!!
    I am in southern France 60kl west of Toulouse in a little village, Blajan. But this occured in Ariege, a village named Castillon and the parents did not press charges but now I just heard in order to get the results from the autopsy, they HAD TO press charges!!!
    I’ m trying to choose an qttorney,; I have several who have offered……I am french and have been here just 1 1/2yrs; after living in america for 50yrs. and a midwife there for the last 37yrs. But I have no deploma that proves legallity…..just certifications in a few states. Thank you for your time

    05 61 95 31 15

    Francoise Souverville

  • 3. Faith Gibson, LM, CPM  |  November 5, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    I’m doing a research project and need to find the number of obstetrician consultants in the UK and the number of professional midwives.

    I have Googled several terms and queries w/o success. Any help would be appreciated.

    faith gibson, LM, CPM
    Director, Am. College of Community Midwives


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