Position Papers

SARCM Position Papers



Unsafe Community Birth Practices March 2022

SARCM believes that safety, sovereignty, and informed consent in reproductive health can only be achieved with transparency and a scope of practice within the parameters of evidence-based guidelines. Unregulated and unsupported birth workers/midwives, who fall between the cracks with minimal peer support and oversight, put their clients and the public at risk. The public deserves thorough grievance processes for negligence and malpractice of unethical care providers and community midwives deserve the support and structure of an empowered governing body such as SARCM.