We are two British midwives practising in the UK and both have extensive experience working within NHS maternity services.

We are also two mothers, so we know what it feels like to be both carers and cared for; we also happen to be the very best of friends. Both passionate about evidence based woman-centred care, we are totally committed to ensuring that new and expectant parents feel fully supported and receive reliable, objective, research-based information that helps them to make the right decisions for themselves and their babies. We aim to do this by offering reliable, impartial information that is free from commercial influence.

Vicky Carne

RGN; RM; ADM; BA (Hons); MSc

Vicky qualified as a midwife in 1985, and has worked in all areas of midwifery practice, having held roles in clinical postnatal ward management, practice development, and the Statutory Supervision of midwives among others.

During this time she gained extensive experience in NHS Trust clinical policy and guideline development, consumer information, quality assurance and clinical audit, and clinical governance. She was Head of Midwifery at MIDIRS for almost 12 years during which time she led on the management and development of MIDIRS Informed Choice, the coordination of MIDIRS programme of podcasts, and educational content development for MIDIRS Student. Vicky has also gained extensive experience in writing for consumer publications and websites and was the midwifery ‘expert’ for the consumer website Mum Plus One. Vicky has a special interest and strong clinical background in postnatal and newborn care, and early interventions. She also currently works part-time as Professional & Policy Lead at the national parent & child health charity, Best Beginnings.

Sue Williams


Sue qualified as a midwife in 1987 and has practiced midwifery in the Army working in the UK, Germany and Hong Kong, as well as, in NHS maternity services.

Sue has practiced extensively in all areas of midwifery, including the community setting, managing a postnatal ward for 10 years and labour care. Sue has undertaken additional training and is qualified to perform the first examination of the newborn check.

For the past seven years, Sue has worked as a senior midwifery sister on a large and busy labour ward; she has also gained extensive experience in giving support to women and midwives in her role as a Supervisor of Midwives. Sue recently featured in the Channel 4 documentary series ‘One Born Every Minute’.