Private midwifery insurance

Insurance for independent midwives in the UK has unfortunately been a thorny issue for some years now. There is some misunderstanding of the current insurance situation.

Historically, independent midwives had no insurance. But since 2014, appropriate insurance has been a legal requirement for all midwives working outside of the NHS.

However practical issues caused many difficulties when the requirement was first introduced. Initially no appropriate insurance was available to cover midwifery care during labour and birth. Then there were concerns that the insurance in place was inadequate. This meant that independent midwives were unable to provide care in labour and birth at various times in recent years.

There are currently a few options for midwifery insurance cover during the antenatal and postnatal period (including antenatal education and breastfeeding support). But for care in labour and birth, at the moment there is only one option available in the UK.

How I work

I work as a self-employed midwife. I have insurance arrangements in place, via two different routes, for all of the work I do. I do not currently offer care in labour and birth.

If you would more information about the insurance cover for any of the services I provide, please contact me for a no-obligation chat.

Find out more by clicking on the links below or contact me if you’ve got any questions.