The Swedish Association of Midwives

The midwife’s field of work includes the woman’s sexual and reproductive health with a lifecycle perspective.

The Swedish Association of Midwives

was founded in 1886 and has about 6000 members (2016).
The association works independently and actively to develop the professional midwifery skills, promote women’s sexual reproductive health as well as enhance better reproductive and perinatal care.

The aims are:
to promote the professional development of midwives
to promote research and development in midwifery care
to work to ensure that the practice of midwifery has an ethical approach and is carried out in accordance with scientific development and reliable experience
to work to ensure that midwifery education also is designed for promotion of professional development
to work for national, Nordic and international co-operation in midwifery
to promote co-operation with organisations related to midwifery
to promote sexual and reproductive health from a rights perspective
to initiative and participate in the progress of health, medical and social services, for the health of women and children.

All activities are based on a fundamentally humanistic approach and conducted without bias regarding nationality, race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, political views or social status.

The activities are carried out by the Biennal General Meeting, the National Board of the Swedish Association of Midwives, the local associations, the monthly journal Jordemodern, the Board of Scientific, Ethics, Education and the International Board.

The Swedish Association of Midwives is an non profit, non governmental organization (NGO).

The Swedish Association of Midwives

Here You can read some chapters from our book 300 YEARS IN THE SERVICE OF LIFE.
The Jubilee book 300 ÅR I LIVETS TJÄNST (ISBN: 978-91-633-8383-0, 2011) was launched in 2011 to celebrate 125 years with our association and 300 years with educated, professional midwives in Sweden. It is a book about midwives and midwifery development, the decline in maternal mortality and the strengthening of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The printed book is enriched with stories and pictures from other countries. The book was translated into English 2013 (ISBN 978-91-637-3151-8).

The Swedish Association of Midwives

Baldersgatan 1
SE-114 27 Stockholm
Phone: + 46 8 10 70 88

The Board of the Swedish Association of Midwives


More information about
License to practice in Sweden.
Registered Midwives – RNRM – description of required competence.
General recommendations issued by the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare (2006).

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