Just Launched: Join our new, Calm and Confident Birth Programme

Take back control of your career and empower birth choices for all.

Register with ZEST

ZEST is a one-stop, vibrant community of the most highly skilled Midwives, MaMas, Doulas and Student Midwives nationwide. We offer a range of registration packages to suit your needs whether you’re just dipping a toe into independent midwifery, are currently training or are in the process of setting up your fully independent practice.

Register with Zest
Step 1

Choose the perfect package for you

Take a look at the options below and the details of what’s included with each option. If you have any questions or are unsure which option suits you then you can still apply to register and we will talk you through the options so you can choose the best one for you!

Main Packages

Registration Package

Full ZEST Midwife

The complete package for midwives wanting to run their own independent midwife practice with added training, advocacy and support. You will have access to exclusive insurance with our partners to offer the full continuum of care.

What’s included…

Annual Full Registration Benefits:

  • Exclusive access to insurance products administered by our partners. ZEST registration enables practitioners to offer the full continuum of care.
  • Unlimited advocacy and support from the ZEST team.
  • Exclusive in-person Mandatory Practical Training (MPT): “Safe and Skilled at Home – Community Birth Challenges.”©
  • Zest Exclusive Level 3 Safeguarding© online training with a focus on independent community maternity care.
  • Access to All4Maternity Hub and Online Training
  • Monthly meet and greet with ZEST family.
  • Monthly PMA forums for reflecting on practice and exploring evidence-based research.
  • Well-being Wednesdays, weekly YOGA sessions, and online sister circles.
  • Quarterly learning and growing forums.
  • Participation in the inaugural maternity ZESTFEST.
  • Administration support and access to practice documentation.
  • Membership discounts: 12-week business course, (£50 off) Expectancy complementary therapies courses, ZESTCalm and Confident Birth© Practitioner training.
  • Inclusion in the ZEST directory for advertising.
  • Finance options for client bookings.

Fees

  • First-year joining fee: £899 (or 2 payments of £500.00).
  • Ongoing annual fee: £799 (or 2 payments of £450.00).
  • Full finance options may be available.
Registration Package

Full ZEST MaMa

The complete package for Birth Workers – including doulas, student midwives and other experienced birth support workers.

What’s included…

Annual Full Registration Benefits:

  • Exclusive in-person Mandatory Practical Training (MPT): “Safe and Skilled at Home – Community Birth Challenges.”©
  • Zest Exclusive Level 3 Safeguarding© training with a focus on independent community maternity care.
  • Attend ZEST Midwife led births as a second birth attendant.
  • Unlimited advocacy and support from the ZEST team.
  • Access to All4Maternity Hub and Online Training
  • Monthly meet and greet with ZEST family.
  • Monthly PMA forums for reflecting on practice and exploring evidence-based research.
  • Well-being Wednesdays, weekly YOGA sessions, and online sister circles.
  • Quarterly learning and growing forums.
  • Participation in the inaugural maternity ZESTFEST.
  • Administration support and access to practice documentation.
  • Membership discounts: 12-week business course, Expectancy complementary therapies courses, ZESTCalm Birth© Practitioner Programme.
  • Inclusion in the ZEST directory for advertising.
  • Finance options for client bookings.

Fees

  • First-year joining fee: £299.00 (or 2 payments of £165.00).
  • Ongoing annual re-registration fee: £199.00.
  • Further finance options may be available.

Other Packages

Antenatal, Postnatal, and/or Complementary Therapies Registration

Ideal for those offering client care and support. Includes the option to attend as a second birth attendant.

What’s included…

Annual Full Registration Benefits:

  • Exclusive in-person Mandatory Practical Training (MPT):
    • “Safe and Skilled at Home – Community Birth Challenges.”©
  • Zest Exclusive Level 3 Safeguarding© training:
    • Focus on independent community maternity care.
  •  Includes the option to attend as a second birth attendant.
  • Access to ZEST PMA support.
  • Well-being Wednesdays, weekly YOGA sessions, and online sister circles.
  • Participation in ZEST community learning and growing forums.
  • Option to join the ZEST website directory.
  • Birthwork companionship through WhatsApp and platforms.
  • Option to advertise at the annual maternity ZESTFEST.

Fees

  • Full price: £399 (or 2 payments of £225).
  • Finance packages may be available.

Newly Qualified Midwife Registration

We will hold you hand throughout your journey as you transition from student to newly qualified midwife.  If you want to get some more hands on experience or are looking at exploring independent midwifery, this is for you!

What’s included…

Benefits

  • Support and guidance on setting up your practice.
  • Personal PMA support.
  • Access to an experienced birth companion for advocacy.
  • Attend as a second on birth attendant in the first 3-6 months.
  • 50% reduction on the first annual fee.

Fees

  • Full payment: £450.00 (or 2 payments of £250.00).

Student Midwife Registration

We believe passionately about supporting student midwives… Join our Zest community as a student to experience true physiological birth, and to expand your skills and knowledge. 

What’s included…

Package Includes

  • Be part of the ZEST community as a student midwife.
  • Opportunity to witness births in an observational role.
  • Monthly Student Midwife Forum with ZEST directors and guest Caroline Flint.
  • Access to weekly yoga, monthly well being sessions and quarterly sister circles. (worth £240.00 per year)
  • Option to attend “Safe and Skilled at Home: Community Birth Challenges”© for REDUCED RATE £75.00 per 1-day course. (50% OFF)
  • Access to All4Maternity Student Package Online Training (worth £80.00 per year)

Fees

  • Monthly fee of £15.00

ZESTCalm and Confident Birth© Practitioner Registration

Ideal for midwives and other birth workers looking to expand their toolkit.
You can train to be a Zest Calm and Confident Birth Practitioner offering this unique programme to your clients, birth partners and their families.

What’s included…

Includes:

  • 2-day in person course with theoretical and practical online and in-person training.
  • Real-life teaching session to birthing people and their partners.
  • Support on setting up your own private practice.
  • All materials needed for the complete programme.
  • Inclusion in the ZEST directory as a Calm and Confident birth practitioner for advertising.
  • Engagement with ZEST community forums.
  • Options to attend Zest Exclusive Safeguarding© Level 3, Mandatory Practical Training: ‘Safe and Skilled at Home’©, and ZEST sanctuary bundles.

Fees

  • Initial non-ZEST registered: £249
  • Year 2 Onwards: Annual fee of £99.00 (if non ZEST registered)
  • Already ZEST registered: Discounted fee of £149.
  • No monthly subscription for ZEST registrants.
Registration Package

Global Friends of ZEST

For friends of ZEST from far and wide. Join ZEST under our “ZEST friends” registration package and receive a whole range of benefits.

What’s included…

Annual Full Registration Benefits:

  • Access to our ZEST Partnership packages: – All4MaternityXenalife – The Mindful Birth GroupExpectancy (Discounted Courses)
  • Invitations to our exclusive ZEST Companion Forums to reflect on practice worldwide promoting physiological birth choices.
  • Health and Wellbeing support (worth £240.00 per year)
  • Weekly Yoga Classes
  • Monthly Wellness Wednesdays
  • Quarterly Sister Circles
  • Option to attend in person Practical Training: ‘Safe and Skilled at Home- Community Birth Challenges’©. (UK Only) £75.00 per 1 day course (50% discount)
  • Opportunity to train as a: ZEST Calm and Confident Birth Practitioner for a reduced fee of £149.00 (50% OFF) (An Annual subscription fee of £99.00 will be required, which includes your practice details being featured on our directory plus ongoing professional support. This is a 1 Day Virtual Training Day on Zoom)
  • Invitation to attend in the inaugural maternity ZESTFEST.

Fees

  • £20.00 per month ongoing fee

To join us and complete your “Friends of ZEST” registration (wherever you are in the World) we warmly welcome you to attend our 1 Day Virtual Enrolment on Zoom (Held Monthly).

Exclusive ZEST Training

All our Birth Workers get access to our exclusive ZEST Training package. Unique to ZEST and developed from years of practice.

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Step 2

Check Eligibility

Check your eligibility against our requirements as MaMa or Midwife. If you have any questions please just get in touch via our contact page.

Eligibility Midwives

  1. NMC Registration and PIN Number.
  2. Due date for revalidation.
  3. 2 Forms of Photo ID – Passport and Driving Licence.
  4. Proof of residence – e.g. a Utility Bill.
  5. Details of any past, current or pending investigations or criminal convictions.

Eligibility MaMas

  1. You MUST have experience  supporting pregnant people (either with NHS or IM). Please contact us to talk through your experience to see if ZEST is right for you.
  2. 2 Forms of Photo ID – Passport and Driving Licence.
  3. Proof of residence – e.g. a Utility Bill.
  4. Details of any past, current or pending investigations or criminal convictions.

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Step 3

Register Now

ZEST welcomes UK registered NMC Midwives and MaMas (Midwife and Mother’s Assistants), which can include doulas, senior student midwives, and experienced birth support workers. We also have packages for other birth workers and students.

All full registrants will receive ZEST’s exclusive Mandatory Practical Training called ‘Safe and Skilled at Home,’ (Community Birth Challenges: A Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach)© and ZEST Exclusive Safeguarding©.

ZEST registration enables you to practice independently and autonomously, offering your clients real choice throughout the full continuum of care.

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