WHO ARE WE?
We are a group of midwives dedicated to the arts of midwifery and committed to improving the qualities of maternal and child health service in Trinidad and Tobago.
We are a professional organization, formed under the auspices of the Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses Association (TTAM), dealing specifically with midwifery matters.
Membership is open to all midwives, including those working the, private sector and in independent practice.
In July 1994 a handful of midwives from the private and public sectors came together at the Port of Spain General Hospital to discuss the formation of an association that would “aim to create a national strategy for improving the quality of maternal and child health services and to provided support for midwives educationally thus enhancing their performance and improving their self esteem. “(Mission Statement TTAM 1995)
After fourteen months of regular meetings, major planning, groundwork, research and lobbying for support, the Association was officially launched on Friday 29th September, 1995, and registered under the companies ordinance.
Aim to create a national strategy for improving the quality of maternal and child health services and to provided support for midwives educationally thus enhancing their performance and improving their self esteem.
- To promote and advance the art of science of midwifery, and to raise the efficiency and protect the interest of midwives.
- To establish a centre for information and health personnel and members of the public on all questions relating to midwifery.
- To redefine the role of the midwife as an independent practitioner and to enhance the professional status and image of its members.
- To act as a voice in national Issues in conjunction with our parent body.
- To continue and uplift the education of the midwife through regular study days; access to international seminars and scholarship/research opportunities through affiliation with our overseas sister organizations e.g. International Confederation of Midwives; and Royal College of Midwives.
- To inform and counsel women and their families on the need for continuous, responsible proactive health care, by means of pre and post-natal clinics; family planning clinics; well baby clinics; community lectures and counseling of adolescents; thus instituting preventative measures to decrease problems during childbirth and ensure safe motherhood far all women.