Position Statements

Basic and ongoing education of midwives in SA (dated 2016)

Midwifery is a profession in its own right, with a unique body of knowledge, skills, and behaviours as well as shared competencies and knowledge with other health disciplines.

Respectful care, the commitment of midwives in SA (dated 2017)

Pregnancy and childbirth are significant events in the lives of women and families but it also represent a time of intense vulnerability. Safe motherhood is usually restricted to physical safety, but childbearing is also an important rite of passage, with deep personal and cultural significance for a woman and her family.