Old Palace Yard, Westminster, London. Mon 25 Mar 2013
David Cameron said the services of independent midwives represented a "gold standard' of care
but new regulations requiring professional indemnity insurance put them at risk because it simply is not available at any sensible cost
Placards point out the need for 'Workable, affordable insurance for midwives'
And many mothers showed their support for them
Many mothers came with their babies
Women should be able to 'Choose Your Midwife, Choose Your Birth' rather than suiting the convenience of hospitals
Gilian Fletcher, former NCT president and member of the. 'Campaign for normal birth' steering group.
One of several young speakers who gave support to independent midwives
'Our Bodies! Our Choice!'
The editor of the magazine of the Association of Radical Midwives
A mother holds her daughter as she talks of the tremendous support she got from an independent midwife
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