ICM has grown from a small group of Midwives Associations in Western Europe to a major Confederation with more than 116 autonomous associations from countries all over the world. By strengthening member associations, ICM advances the profession of midwifery globally promoting autonomous midwives as the most appropriate caregivers for childbearing women.
Collège National des Sages-Femmes
The National College of Midwives of France is an independent association whose mission is to defend and affirm the midwives in the French périnatal landscape. It is an essential voice working along with users groups to implement périnatal policies
It provides a framework for professional debate on:
• Périnatal and public health policy
• The quality of birth
• The research in midwifery and in périnatal care, the evaluation of professional practices and the communication of the research,
• The quality of the initial training of midwives and continuous education
136 Avenue Emile Zola
+33 6 16 56 22 82
17 July 2014
300 midwife students gathered in Toulouse, France, for their annual congress from 4th-6th of July on the topic Midwifery around the World".
6 May 2014
French midwives have been out on an ongoing strike since October 2013.
8 November 2013
French midwives are demanding to be recognised as first-line practitioners and be integrated into the healthcare plans.