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Ms Maria Velo Higueras

Biography I am a qualified Midwife since 2013. I also hold a degree in Nursing (2010) but I have not practiced this profession since I joined Midwifery.

While undertaking my Midwifery studies, I did further postgraduate studies in Gender Based Violence (2012) and Sexology and Gender (2013), The latest qualified me as sexual health educator, role that I developed for a short period of time in 2014. These studies strengthened the feminist values in my Midwifery practice and triggered my interest in human rights and empowerment in maternity care.

Between 2014 and 2018 I developed my Midwifery career in different clinical settings across West London, working in both hospital and community. I particularly enjoyed my time as a community midwife in central London, supporting homebirths and providing team-based continuity of care. Since 2018, I contribute to the improvement of maternity services by educating future midwives in the values of feminist, woman/person-centred care and autonomous Midwifery.
Research Interests freebirth
human rights in maternity care
feminism and gender
Teaching and Learning Undergraduate Midwifery program