We need to look beyond our differences, join together and lobby governments to build a medical framework that can support women to birth the way they need to. Governments need to ensure that funding and indemnity insurance provisions are extended to allow midwifes to practice wherever women wish to give birth.
There are many ways you can help create change. From personal interactions to more political activities your actions will make a difference. We suggest some steps below.
Inform yourself (using more than one source) – read, discuss and research areas that are important to you.
Determine what feels right for you.
Ask for what you want and keep asking. If you meet resistance, there are organisations that may be able to help you – see the key groups here -if there isn’t a link for one in your country, please let us know and we will add one