Independent Midwives UK is the only organisation for self-employed independent midwives. Rebecca was elected as a Board member in 2016 and helps with the running of the organisation.
Rebecca offers some of her midwifery services at the Elphick Clinic. This clinic offers chiropractic treatments, as well as therapeutic massage, exercise rehabilitation, acupuncture, pregnancy reflexology and independent midwifery. The therapists are specialists in their area and work together as a team to help clients regain optimum health and peak performance.
The Farm Midwifery Centre, Tennessee
The home of Spiritual Midwifery, famous for inspiring midwife and author Ina May Gaskin. Rebecca attended the Advanced Midwifery workshop in summer 2013.
Provides information and opinions about home birth for parents who think that it might be the right choice for them, and for health professionals looking for resources.
Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services
Providing independent support and information about maternity choices. They have a selection of good booklets on choices surrounding induction, group B streptococcus, birth of placenta, and vitamin K, among others.
Nursing and Midwifery Council
The nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. They exist to protect the health and wellbeing of the public. All midwives working in the UK must be registered with the NMC.
This is a wonderful resource with tips to help get your baby in a good position, reduce pain and increase comfort. Rebecca has had training in rebozo sifting and regularly uses it with her clients antenatally and during the labour. Rebozo sifting is one of the techniques used to help your baby into an optimal fetal position.
Midwife-teacher-author-researcher Sara Wickham writes articles and blog posts for anyone seeking information about birth and midwifery. Rebecca has several of Sara’s books that she loans out to clients, and has also undertaken Sara’s “Post-term pregnancy: exploring evidence, inspiring confidence” course, which has increased her understanding the issues surrounding going “overdue”.
La Leche League
Friendly breastfeeding support from pregnancy onwards.