Midwives hold the future of the profession in their hands at a critical time when they take on the fight against too few midwives, poor pay and conditions of service, and find ways of developing services that support good midwifery and encourage professional growth and learning so that there is a future midwifery profession.

Midwives hold the future if they are united by organising in trades union and professional organisations to bring greater power to influence government and policy, develop knowledge and understanding,  and for protection of maternity services and midwives.