Central Midwives Board Registers

Scope and Content

These registers were kept by pupil midwives during their three month periods of experience in the hospital and in the district.
The registers record details of the labours attended by the pupil midwives. Each pupil was allocated a number of pages within a register. This system means that registers will overlap in date.


York's Maternity Hospital was recognised as a training centre for midwives, that is it provided the statutory training, as approved by the Central Midwives' Board, for State Registered Nurses and for Registered State Children's Nurses wishing to become midwives after completing their basic training. A six months longer course was also available for enrolled nurses wishing to be midwives. Training began quarterly, in February, May, August and November.

Related Material

For later volumes in this series see FUL 6/2/12/1-12; for earlier volumes see ACB 6/1/5/1-2. Also see below, ACB 6/2/6/1.

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