Scottish Independent Midwives

Carrie McIntosh, BSc, RM


I qualified as a midwife at the beginning of 2006.  After several years of working in administrative positions and then 6 years at home with my two children I decided on a major career change.  Midwifery had always appealed to me but I never had the confidence to do it until I had my children.  Giving birth was one of the most empowering experiences of my life and the catalyst that I needed to take the steps to changing my career.

I was privileged enough to do all my community training with a team who all shared my philosophy of birth being a normal physiological event and they gave me the confidence to develop my practice as a real midwife.  The team did lots of homebirths and I was lucky enough to attend several with them.  This fuelled my passion for home birth and showed me that this was definitely the way I wanted to practice.  I have a particular interest in waterbirth and have attended several of these also. 

I am registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and am bound by the Code of Professional Conduct and the Midwives Rules and Standards.  I am a member of the Independent Midwives Association, Association for Improvements in Maternity Services, Royal College of Midwives and am a local representative for the Association of Radical Midwives.

As an Independent midwife I am happy to support women planning a homebirth and will attend as a birth support partner should transfer to hospital be necessary.  I do not current have honorary contracts to work at any of the hospitals in Lothian or Borders but can attend as birth support advocate for women planning a hospital birth who wish continuity of care.  I am happy to travel within the Lothians and Borders area within around 45 minutes of my home in Bonnyrigg.


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