Midwives

Midwives

Midwives and healers : the newfoundland experience

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Cecilia Benoit
Edition: 
Vol 4, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is the product of knitting together the collective knowledge of women in outport Newfoundland to gain a deeper understanding of the history of women healers. Highlights the special role of the midwife. 

 


 


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

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English
Translated Title: 
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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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Outsourcing births

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Signy Gerrard
Edition: 
Vol. 13 No. 2
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

The Network speaks with health advocate Shirley Tagalik about why her northern town is fighting to bring maternity care back to their community.

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Available online only
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 14800039

Maternity Matters

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English
Translated Title: 
L'importance de la maternité
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Care Reform
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Women and Health Care Reform
Publisher: 
Women and Health Care Reform
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Explores concerns about the state of maternity care. 

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Contact their office to order a copy
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9780978310417
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Thinking Women: A series on Health Care Reform and Women

Want to know more about midwives?

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Describes midwives and what they do, why we need midwifery, midwives as primary health care providers, their scope of practice, and the midwifery contribution to primary health care renewal.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Allow midwives to participate as full members of the healthcare team

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English
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Paper
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Publisher: 
Evidence Boost
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides evidence-based arguments for midwives as safe and effective caregivers for women with low-risk pregnancies.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Midwives Association of Nunavut

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Services Provided: 
Clinical or health care services
Primary Telephone: 
867-645-8306
Street Address: 
Rankin Birth Centre Box 298
City: 
Rankin Inlet
Province: 
Nunavut
Postal/ZIP Code: 
X0C 0G0

Citizens for Midwifery

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy

Forms a consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care.

Email Address: 
info@cfmidwifery.org
Tollfree Phone Number: 
888-CfM-4880
Street Address: 
PO Box 82227
City: 
Atlanta
Province: 
Georgia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
30608-2227

Care of the newborn

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English
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Author: 
International Confederation of Midwives
Publisher: 
International Confederation of Midwives
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
The Hague, Netherlands

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding the role of midwives in the care of newborns.

Care of women post abortion

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English
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Online
Author: 
International Confederation of Midwives
Publisher: 
International Confederation of Midwives
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
The Hague, Netherlands

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding midwives' role in the care of women post abortion.

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