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Midwifery history

International Day of the Midwife: coming together

The International Day of the Midwife was established by the ICM in 1992 and is observed by more than 50 nations around the world. Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the ICM, and ICM (2023a)...

Professional autonomy for midwives in the contemporary UK maternity system: part 1

Midwifery in the UK is underpinned by the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC, 2018) ‘The code: professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates’. ‘The...

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