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Challenges of integration: perspectives on the regulation of midwifery in British Columbia  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no2EN.pdf

Examines the integration and legalization of midwifery from various perspectives - consumers, midwives, and other maternity health care providers.

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Published: 2001
Collaboration and partnerships for healthy women and infants

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding collaboration and partnership building for continuity of care for childbearing women.

Published: 2002
The Newfoundland and Labrador midwifery consultation meeting: final report  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/midwiferyReport.pdf

Presents a summary of the discussions at the Newfoundland and Labrador Midwifery Consultation Meeting, which examined the status of midwifery legislation in this province.

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Published: 2003
Solving the maternity care crisis: making way for midwifery's contribution  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/midwifbrief.pdf

Argues that midwives are ideally positioned to meet demands for maternity care. Provides policy recommendations to improve midwifery's contribution.

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Published: 2003
Midwifery: building our contribution to maternity care: proceedings from the Working Symposium, May 1-2, 2002, Vancouver, Britis  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/midwifery-in-canada-building.pdf

Presents the proceedings of a symposium bringing together midwifery practitioners, researchers and policy makers to address professional sustainability and to facilitate further contributions to midwifery care in Canada.

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Published: 2003
Midwifery care: women's experiences, hopes and reflections  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/midwifery-care.pdf

Documents women's experiences with midwifery. Provides recommendations to policy makers regarding the implementation of midwifery.

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Published: 1999
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
Delivering midwifery: the integration of midwifery into the Canadian health care system  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39677
Discusses the reasons behind the official integration of midwifery and the challenges that remain despite it. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Good news and bad news for Aboriginal midwives  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39683
Discusses the implications of the legalization of midwifery in Québec for Nunavik midwives delivering babies according to traditional aboriginal midwifery in Québec. (See Details)
Published: 1999
The Prince Edward Island roundtable on the state of maternity and newborn care  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/Midwifery%20PE%20Report%202004.pdf
Presents a summary of the discussions at the Prince Edward Island Roundtable on the State of Maternity and Newborn Care. (See Details)
Published: 2004