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Interviewing Inuit elders: childrearing practices

Addresses traditional childrearing practices as experienced by two elders from the South Baffin Island region: Naqi Ekho and Uqsuralik Ottokie.

Published: 2000
It is time for a national birthing strategy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39439
Discusses how Canada’s obstetrics and gynecology society is proposing a national birthing strategy to help address a shortage of maternity healthcare professionals – and a looming maternity care crisis. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
What every pregnant woman needs to know about cesarean section  
http://www.maternitywise.org/pdfs/cesareanbooklet.pdf
Provides information on a broad range of outcomes on caesarean sections compared to vaginal births. Written to help women increase their likelihood of having a safe and healthy birth. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Giving birth in Canada: a regional profile  
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_306_E&cw_topic=306&cw_rel=AR_1106_E
Profiles selected health service indicators and information describing maternal and infant care at the regional, provincial, territorial and national levels. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Birthing options  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1979_Healthsharing_Vol_1_No_1_November.pdf

This article discusses the continued struggle of the medicalization of birth for families, questions promising alternative birthing options and whether they have the capacity to bring about concrete change and questions the accessibility of these new birthing options; suggests systemic shifts are still needed.

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Published: 1979
Giving birth the “white man’s way”  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1992_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article identifies the colonizing of childbirth in the north and the consequences for Inuit communities. Discusses how to improve access to culturally appropriate care for the First Nations of Canada. 

 


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Published: 1992