Gap found in midwifery professional indemnity insurance
Endorsed midwives are not covered by professional indemnity insurance outside a hospital once labour has begun.
* A gap has been identified in midwifery professional indemnity insurance for intrapartum (during labour) care outside a hospital
* Planned homebirths are not affected
* Antenatal (before birth) care is still covered by the insurance policy
* The issue affects endorsed midwives who provide intrapartum care outside of a hospital setting for women planning to give birth in a hospital