Obstetrics

Obstetrics

Nurturing mothers

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

This article discusses the culture of childbearing. Explores how medicalization has becomes the ritual of birth in North America. Explores how women are reclaiming their bodies in birth. 

 

Giving birth the “white man’s way”

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sheila Jennings Linehan
Edition: 
Vol 13, No.2
Publisher: 
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. 

 


Stirrups and Stories

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Community education/development
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Stirrups and Stories is a grassroots initiative to improve health outcomes and the care women receive in the OB or GYN office by collecting women's stories to educate and empower both patients and providers.

The purpose of Stirrups and Stories is multi-fold: first and foremost, to give space to women to talk about their experiences. Who really asks, 'so how is OB/GYN care for you, ladies?' Not usually the providers or medical establishment, and other women tend to ask (in our experience) in one-on-one or friendship settings. But this information is valuable! If we start listening to the women, and collecting their stories, we can discover reasons women do or do not seek care, what concerns women actually have, how providers can improve the care they give their patients, what's going divinely right and what's going egregiously wrong.

Email Address: 
stirrupsandstories@gmail.com

It is time for a national birthing strategy

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Mike Haymes
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada
Publisher: 
Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

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.

Allow midwives to participate as full members of the healthcare team

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
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.

Guidelines for vaginal birth after previous caesarean birth

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Marie-Jocelyne Martel
Catherine Jane MacKinnon
Publisher: 
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides evidence-based guidelines for the provision of a trial of labour (TOL) after Caesarean section.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Psychological aspects of women's health care: the interface between psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Nada L. Stotland (ed.)
Donna E. Stewart (ed.)
Publisher: 
American Psychiatric Press, Inc.
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Provides a clinical and theoretic sourcebook for the practitioner facing the many universal and specific issues of obstetrics and gynecology that arise in psychiatric practice.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 088048831X
WOMH.P72 2000
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Female genital mutilation and obstetric care

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Beverley Chalmers
Kowser Omer-Hashi
Publisher: 
Trafford Publishing
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Victoria, B.C.

Provides detailed instruction and recommendations to ensure quality, sensitive and culturally appropriate prenatal care, and birth and post-partum care, for women who have experienced FGM.

Available From: 
ISBN/ISSN: 
FGM.C43 2003
ISBN 1412005884
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Summer/Fall 2004: Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs, whether for cultural, religious or other non-therapeutic reasons. Long-term consequences of FGM include cysts and abscesses, keloid scar formation, damage to the urethra resulting in urinary incontinence, dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse) and sexual dysfunction, and difficulties with childbirth. While not practiced legally in Canada, health care providers have patients who have been subjected to FGM, and who seek health care for pregnancy and childbirth. Chalmers and Omer-Hasi provide detailed instruction and recommendations to ensure quality, sensitive and culturally appropriate prenatal care, and birth and post-partum care, for women who have experienced FGM.

Giving birth in Canada: a regional profile

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Profiles selected health service indicators and information describing maternal and infant care at the regional, provincial, territorial and national levels.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1553924657

Quality improvement for emergency obstetric care: leadership manual

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
EngenderHealth
Publisher: 
EngenderHealth and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Describes a continuous, four-step quality improvement process that focuses on clients' rights and needs.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1885063490
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Includes bibliographical references.
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