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Outcomes of planned home births with certified professional midwives: large prospective study in North America  
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/330/7505/1416
Evaluates the safety of home births in North America involving direct entry midwives, in jurisdictions where the practice is not well integrated into the healthcare system. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Ontario homebirth  
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ontariohomebirth/
Provides an online discussion group for Ontraio Canada residents to get together to discuss their right to a natural home birth and how to achieve it, as well as thier experiences. Areas of topic welcome for discussion are, but not limited to: home birth, unassisted birth, water birth, natural remedies during pregnancy (herbs), parenting issues such as breastfeeding, cloth diapering, non-vaccination of children, and non-circumcised baby boys, lotus birth, delayed cord cutting of umbilical cord, etc. You must be a resident of Ontario, or planning to move there in the future, as information provided here by members would be regional, and may not pertain to other areas of Canada. (See Details)
Homebirth  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/40787
Provides information on homebirth and why a woman would consider giving birth at home. Gives practical tips on how to prepare for a homebirth. Stresses the benefits of giving birth at home. (See Details)
Published: 2001-2005
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
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
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