Edie Martinson: The Midwife’s Tale Oral History Collection

This week’s extract from The Midwife’s Tale Oral History Collection explores the difficulties experienced by poor and working class mothers in London during the 1930s and 1940s. The interview below features Edie Martinson who was born in London in 1902 and came from a working-class home. She married in 1920 and had five children between…

Midwives Chronicle & Nursing Notes, July 1973

This month’s post comes from the July 1973 issue of ‘Midwives Chronicle & Nursing Notes’. It is fair to say that midwives in 1973 were facing many changes, an issue which may or may not still be current today. These changes were outlined in the Presidential speech made by RCM President, Doris Hawkins at the…