Midwifery

Midwifery

In praise of midwifery

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Christina Starr
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Vol 12, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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

A case for lay abortion: learning from midwifery

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Connie Clement
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Vol 4, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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

Midwifery in transition

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
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Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 

 


Profiles: midwifery coalition of Nova Scotia

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sharon Rose
Jan Taylor
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Vol 13, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 

 


Midwifery: from recognition to regulation - the perils of government intervention

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Mary Neilans
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Vol 13, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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

 


Birth centres give women another option

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Karen Sampson
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Vol 13, No.2
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article introduces the birth centre as another option for families. Shares birth stories. Discusses the benefits of midwifery care and birth centre's for some families. 

Giving birth the “white man’s way”

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Sheila Jennings Linehan
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Vol 13, No.2
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 

 


Visions for women’s reproductive care: interview with two health activists

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics
Midwives Collective of Toronto
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Vol 9, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares an interview with two health activists about development in the pro-choice struggle and the fight to legalize midwifery. Discuss the importance of shared visions and the complexities of balancing short and long-term strategies to achieve fundamental change. 


 

Midwifery update

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Betty Burcher
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vol 3, No. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 

State of world’s midwifery 2011: delivering health, saving lives

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L'Etat de la pratique de sage-femme dans le monde 2011 : naissances réussies, vies sauvées
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Online
Author: 
Jim Campbell
Vincent Fauveau
Petra ten Hoope-Bender
Zoë Matthews
Joanne McManus
Publisher: 
United Nations Populations Fund
Publication Date: 
2011

Presents a body of knowledge to inform and accelerate the availability of quality midwifery services for women and newborns throughout the world. Aims to make a valuable contribution both to strengthening the midwifery workforce around the world and to the critical planning that is needed to achieve the health Millennium Development Goals. Focused on 58 countries with high rates of maternal, foetal and newborn mortality.

This report resulted from the collaborative efforts of 30 agencies and organizations and hundreds of individuals working at national, subnational, regional and global levels. It is a response to the ‘Global Call to Action’ issued at the Symposium on Strengthening Midwifery at Women Deliver in Washington, DC in June 2010.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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