New resources support partnership between midwives, women and families

Published on 06 July 2023

The NMC has today (6 July 2023) launched a new initiative supporting midwives to work in partnership with women and families, ensuring the best possible experiences during pregnancy, birth and postnatally.

It’s called, ‘The best midwifery care happens in partnership’. It centres on a set of resources designed to support midwives to reflect on the positive impact they’ve had for women and people in maternity care, as well as anything they might do differently in the future. 

Sam Foster, NMC Executive Director of Professional Practice, said: 

“Women and people in maternity care go through lots of different emotions and experiences. Every birth is unique but what everyone has in common is a wish to be heard and to receive personalised care. 

“That’s why our new resources support midwives to deliver the type of person-centred midwifery care that everyone preparing for the birth of a child has the right to receive. Through real, inspiring stories told by women, we showcase the impact of active listening on positive experiences and outcomes for people.” 

To find out more, visit our dedicated webpage: The best midwifery care happens in partnership.

For Every Pregnancy

The NMC also launched a campaign for women receiving maternity care, increasing people’s understanding of what they can expect from their midwives and how they can work in partnership to reach informed decisions about their care.

Every pregnancy is unique, and midwifery teams are there to answer questions and offer support along the way. That’s why it’s important that midwives listen to pregnant women and people, recognising and respecting their feelings and choices. "For every pregnancy" aims to empower women in their partnership with their midwives.

Find out more about the For Every Pregnancy campaign.

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