Search Resources (English): Midwifery

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Midwives and woman centred care
Assesses midwives' job satisfaction, attitudes to the changes in the maternity services which have occurred in response to changes in government policy, and perceptions and attitudes to woman centred care.
Published: 1997
Childbirth.org  
http://www.childbirth.org/
Provides comprehensive listing of articles and fact sheets on all aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, and having a midwife or doula attended birth, written by midwives, doulas, nurses and other health care professionals. (See Details)
Published: 1994-2001
The Innuulisivik maternity centre: issues around the return of Inuit midwifery and birth to Povungnituk, Quebec
Examines this model of co-operative management in health care that addresses perceived injustices of the past and contributes to a larger process of social and cultural renewal as well as the reacquisition of political power.
Published: 1994
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
Midwives model of care  
http://www.cfmidwifery.org/mmoc/
Based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. Provides a comprehensive information centre about the model of care, for both professionals and parents. (See Details)
Published: 1996-2005
The helper: midwifery in the Canadian Arctic
Presents traditional midwifery as a viable option for women especially those living in isolated or rural communities where it can be a healthy alternative to forcing pregnant women to leave their communities for childbirth.
Published: 1998
Midwifery and Aboriginal midwifery in Canada  
http://www.naho.ca/english/pdf/aboriginal_midwifery.pdf
Discusses midwifery in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities, and presents emerging models of community-based care, based on Aboriginal midwifery. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Midwifery services  
http://www.motherisk.org/updates/aug01.php3
Offers support to women during pregnancy, labour, birth, and childcare; lists services available locally and provides a contact for becoming a registered midwife in Manitoba. (See Details)
A history of Ontario midwifery
Recounts the origins of midwifery in Ontario.
Published: 1998
Bringing birth back to the community: midwifery in the Inuit villages of Nunavik  
http://www.naho.ca/inuit/midwifery/documents/2005-07NunavikICMkeynotefinal.pdf
Discusses the midwifery-led interdisciplinary model of maternity care in Nunavik, in response to concerns about the policy of evacuating all pregnant women to southern hospitals to give birth. (See Details)
Published: 2005