About Us

MIDIRS - or the Midwives Information & Resource Service provides effective information evidence based resources that help maternity health care professionals or students succeed in their professional development and studies.

No matter what your budget or the stage of your career, a MIDIRS subscription will help support you in meeting essential revalidation requirements and your ongoing continuing professional development needs.

Our mission 

To be the leading international information resource relating to childbirth and infancy, disseminating this information as widely as possible to assist in the improvement of maternity care.

Find out about our information resources below. 


MIDIRS Midwifery Digest is a quarterly journal that comes out in March, June, September and December delivered straight to your door. 

Every quarter you will receive the latest evidence based articles from the UK and the rest of world. 

MIDIRS Midwifery Digest is shipped worldwide! Wherever you are in the world, you can receive the journal. 

Subscribe here to start receiving MIDIRS Midwifery Digest and access to the Maternity and Infant Care (MIC) database.

Maternity and Infant Care (MIC) is the world's largest midwifery specific database in the world, containing research and article abstracts on a wide range of maternity topics. 

Want access to over 290,000 references? Subscribe here to MIDIRS Midwifery Digest and receive your login information to start searching.

We have 100s of literature search packs available in Maternity and Infant Care (MIC). These literature search packs contain research abstracts on specific midwifery topics. If you are subscriber to MIC these are all available to you. 

Not a subscriber to MIC? You can access all of these when you subscribe to MIDIRS Midwifery Digest here.

If you are looking for one literature search pack, you can search the brochure and order your search pack. One of our friendly librarians will select your pack and deliver it to you via e-mail. Find out more about this service here.

Bespoke search packs are carefully prepared especially for you by our librarians and tailored to your research criteria. 

No research enquiry is too complex for us. Fill out the bespoke search form here and one of our librarians will support you in getting the evidence based research abstracts you need. 

All bespoke search packs are delivered via e-mail Monday - Friday 9-5pm.