Grace Academy of Midwifery and Birth

Independent midwifery services and training for midwives, birthworkers and parents

MUMMIE course (maternity emergencies in out-of-hospital settings)

Training for midwives

The MUMMIE training programme (Manage, Understand and Minimise Maternal Intrapartum Emergencies).

This programme is currently in development. It will focus on intrapartum emergencies at home births and in the community. Where this programme is really different from any other is that it looks at how to facilitate undisturbed physiological birth so that you get fewer emergencies. Then we do skills drills for the very rare occasions when an emergency comes along, and look at best practice for transfer which is THE critical time for any emergency in an out-of-hospital setting but is often not mentioned in training.

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