Why should we march with midwives today - Sunday 21st November? Below are some statistics that may help you make your decision; * For every 30 newly qualified midwives 29 leave or never start; In 2018, the number of NHS midwives in England rose by only 67, despite 2132 qualified midwives graduating. * 75% of midwives report skipping meals, with 25% saying they do so regularly. * 60% of Midwives are considering leaving. 57% said they were considering leaving in the next year.