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.
The Swedish Association of Midwives works independently and actively to develop the professional midwifery skills, promote women’s sexual and 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) for registered midwives and students. Since January 2019 The Swedish Association of Midwives is a professional association for midwives and members within the trade union SRAT.
The Swedish Midwives
Read some chapters from our jubilee book 300 YEARS IN THE SERVICE OF LIFE (ISBN 978-91-637-3151-8, 2013) about Swedens’ Midwives and 300 years of progress.
The Swedish Association of Midwives’ 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
SE-114 27 Stockholm
Phone: + 46 8 10 70 88
More information about
License to practice in Sweden.
Registered Midwives – RNRM – description of required competence.
General recommendations issued by The Swedish Association of Midwives: Kompetensbeskrivning för legitimerad barnmorska: reproduktiv, perinatal och sexuell hälsa (in Swedish: Svenska Barnmorskeförbundet 2018).