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 Campaign for Normal Birth

About the campaign

In 2005 a major new UK-wide RCM initiative called the Campaign for Normal Birth was launched. Previously known as the Virtual Institute for Birth, the Campaign aims to inspire and support normal birth practice in the midwifery profession. It is underpinned by the RCM's philosophy of pregnancy and birth as normal physiological processes, with a commitment to a positive reduction in unnecessary medicalisation, as outlined in Vision 2000 (RCM, 2000).

The continuum of normal childbirth is at the heart of midwifery and now the College is making a major commitment to drive and fund a dedicated programme of activities for RCM members over the coming years. Funding is through the RCM's Alliance Programme of selected partnerships.

The website for the Campaign contains lots of supporting information, to visit the site click here

Relevant papers to normal birth (research papers, literature reviews, meta analyses etc) can be found in the Ulster Institutional Repository. These publications  can be searched by RI, Ulster Author or  keywords.