As today is International Day of the Midwife it seems apt to post about the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) annual resolution to campaign for more midwives.
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) estimates there is a shortfall of 4,700 midwives in England alone. The NFWI will vote on this resolution at the AGM in May.
The shortage of midwives is an issue that can affect all of us, whether directly or indirectly through the experiences of our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends.
Although this is the national resolution for the NFWI this is something we can get involved with locally. The NCT in Frome is an ardent supporter of the campaign for more midwives and together we have a strong voice for women within the community.
For more information on this year's NFWI AGM.
For more information about the NCT and specifically the Frome Branch.