European Midwives Association Conference
At the European Midwives Association Education conference the keynote speakers, Nester Moyo being one, were especially good. Concerns were raised about the future of midwifery in The Netherlands. A statement was issued at the end of the conference and it is attached. It is important to note that 'autonomous' does not mean working in isolation. In this instance it means that Dutch midwives wish to continue to be the lead carers for pregnant women. They refer to obstetricians and other health care professionals as appropriate.
Report by ICM Board Member Mary Higgins