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How to register to be part of Zest

Zest is a one-stop, vibrant community of the most highly skilled Midwives, MaMas, Doulas, Birth Workers 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.

How it works

By joining Zest, you are joining our community of like minded Midwives, MaMas, Birth Workers and Students. We offer a range of benefits including exclusive practical training, discounts for courses run by Zest and other partners, advocacy, ongoing support and much more.

When you register as a midwife under the FULL package you also gain exclusive access to insurance via our partners to be able to offer the full continuum of care. You can then practice completely independently running your own midwifery business adhering to the “kindness, quality and safety collaborative” that is Zest.

Zest is not an insurance provider but Zest registration enables you to purchase exclusive indemnity insurance via our partners.

Register Online

Fill in your details and let us know your role and the package or packages you are interested in. We will get in touch…

Attend Engagement and Enrolment Day

The Zest Engagement and Enrolment Day© is your “set up day” where you will meet our directors (online) and go through your paperwork, verify your documents, meet other registrants, have some training, discuss insurance, your roles, partnerships and so much more.

Attend the Manditory Practical Training

Our MPT days are held quarterly in the North (Ellesmere Post_ and the South (Hemel Hempstead).
The MPT “Safe and Skilled at Home”© aims to improve knowledge surrounding childbirth challenges in the community. It has been adapted to explore the unique challenges pertinent to independent midwives and birth workers who work in the community, rather than in a hospital setting.

Get your Insurance Quote

This option is for Independent Midwives offering birth services and the full continuum of care to their clients. Once Zest registered you will be able to access exclusive insurance through our partners.
Insured midwives are able to have a birth attendent such as a MaMa or doula also in attendance at birth.

You’re ready to go!

You now have everything you need to practice as a ZEST registered Independent Midwife or MaMa, with peace of mind and the support of the ZEST team and community behind you. Partner with other Zest midwives and MaMas too!

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Zest benefits

There are so many benefits to joining Zest. Full details can be found on our registration pages with full details of our registration options and the benefits you receive under each package.

Fully registered midwives have access to exclusive insurance to offer the full continuum of care
All registrants are able to add their profile to the “Zest Directory” so people searching for a birth worker can find you easily.
Ongoing support, advocacy and well being sessions as part of the Zest community
Practical training , discounted course access, membership benefits
Monthly meet and greets and PMA forums exploring evidenced based research to support client choices
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Zest has been a game changer for me and my practice. I am now able to operate completely independently as a midwife offering antenatal, birth care, postnatal and ongoing care to my clients.

Lucy, Midwife

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