"Towards a
Positive Birth"

Valerie Gommon
BA (Hons) Woman's Health, RM
Independent Midwifery

"A complete midwifery service, designed to meet your needs"


and Birth Stories



If you are looking for an Iindependent Midwife, please see an important message below**


IM-UK Workshop

Saturday 25th January 2014 - Leighton Buzzard

Saturday 22nd March 2014 – Leighton Buzzard

Contact: Valerie Gommon info@3shiresmidwife.co.uk

Or call 01525 385153

This informal workshop covers all aspects of considering, planning and setting up as an independent midwife. It will include business and financial information, equipment, marketing, professional and regulatory matters. Information packs are provided which offer written guidance.

Cost: £75 – Certificates provided

The workshop will cover:

How will you organise your practice?
Financial considerations/Sourcing midwifery equipment
Working with the multi-disciplinary team including supervision
Independent midwifery and the law, including insurance
Membership benefits of IM-UK

“What is a midwife?” – Workshop for aspiring midwives

Saturday 22nd February 2014 – Leighton Buzzard

Saturday 26th April 2014 – Leighton Buzzard

Contact: Valerie Gommon on 01525 385153 or email info@3shiresmidwife.co.uk

Workshop aimed primarily for aspiring midwives, however doulas and student midwives may find the day useful. During the day we will explore the full role of the midwife and discuss the realities of a career in midwifery. You will have the opportunity to have your questions answered and to gain insights from an experienced midwife and a student or newly qualified midwife.

Cost: £50 – Certificates provided

The Workshop will cover:

The full role of the midwife
How to make your application stand out
The reality of being a student midwife
Useful resources
Hot topics in midwifery
Birth/Midwifery story sharing

**Valerie Gommon RM currently not practising as an Iindependent Midwife

For many reasons, not least the impending end of independent midwifery in its’ current form, I have decided that I need to take a break from midwifery. This is personally very hard as I have loved my job with a passion and have enjoyed working with so many lovely, strong women and their families.

Some of my colleagues will continue to practice until the October 2013 deadline and if you are looking for a midwife go to www.independentmidwives.org.uk

We are hopeful that we may be able to find a new way of working after this deadline, however this is currently uncertain.

My www.BirthIndex.co.uk website is still up and running and I hope will provide you with some useful contacts, along with the Links page on this site.

I wish you well in your pregnancy journey.




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My aim is for women to be fully informed and active partners in their care. I believe this will empower women and their partners to obtain the most from this precious experience and can then enable them to move forward into parenthood in a positive way.


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