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Network/Le Réseau Summer 1999  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/39675

Special issue: Midwifery & Childbirth.

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Published: 1999
Aboriginal midwifery in Canada: blending traditional and modern forms  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39589
Discusses the revival of Aboriginal midwifery in Canada as new government legislation, political rethinking and historical interest have grown. Describes different iniatives in Quebec, the North, Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Midwifery care continues to face challenges: Canadian midwifery is still defining itself, one mother at a time  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39533
Lists the barriers to midwifery care in Canada, including lack of government support and funding, lack of midwives and training opportunities, and the lack of intra-professional understanding. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Midwifery: from recognition to regulation - the perils of government intervention  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1992_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article discusses new midwifery legislation and the side effects of government recognition. Illustrates the unique and valuable role of a midwife. 

 


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Published: 1992
Profiles: midwifery coalition of Nova Scotia  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_3_Fall_Winter.pdf

This article highlights initiatives by the Midwifery Coalition of Nova Scotia to legalize Midwifery. Discusses a proposed pilot project to compare the success rate and cost of hospital based midwife supervised births to medically controlled deliveries. 

 


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Published: 1992
Midwifery in transition  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article discusses the regulation of midwifery and white privilege. Explores how white midwifery can work to create an  inclusive practice in order to provide appropriate care for a diversity of women. 

 


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Published: 1993
A case for lay abortion: learning from midwifery  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1983_Healthsharing_Fall.pdf

This article examines the history of lay abortion. Seeks to close the gap between the pro-choice and midwifery movements. 

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Published: 1983
In praise of midwifery  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_1_Spring.pdf

This article explores the history of choices in childbirth. Shares one woman's home birth experience. 

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Published: 1991
Outsourcing births  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/43605

The Network speaks with health advocate Shirley Tagalik about why her northern town is fighting to bring maternity care back to their community.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2011
Midwifery update  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Fall.pdf

This article discusses the current state of midwifery in Canada. Seeks to make space for the discussion of the state of midwifery in order to be pro active. Reviews what is happening with midwifery in each province and discusses how to move forward. 

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Published: 1982