Childbirth education

Childbirth education

A tradition of pain

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Virginia Mak
Edition: 
Vol 13, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article examines the tradition of female genital mutilation. Discusses the health effects for women who have experienced FGM.

BirthTales

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

This article showcases a sample of the artwork featured in a Toronto exhibit entitled "BirthTales." Explores a new way of exposing medical students to information on the emotional effects of giving birth, as well as provide the public with a place to celebrate, marvel, or seek comfort in the wonder of birthing. 

 


Being pregnant

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Daphne Morrison
Edition: 
Vol 8, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is one of 15 interviews which make up Being Pregnant: Conversations with Women, a new book by Daphne Morrison. This article is a conversation with Sharon, a mother who lives with rheumatoid arthritis, about her pregnancy, birth and beyond. 

 

Birthing options

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Madeline Boscoe
Kathleen McDonnell
Edition: 
Vol. 1, N. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1979
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.

Choices Childbirth Education & Doula Services

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Clinical or health care services

Offers supportive and informational programs designed for expectant and new families in Toronto, Durham, York and Peel regions.

Primary Telephone: 
416-410-9931
Secondary Telephone: 
905-420-0223
Email Address: 
choices@birthservices.com
Fax Number: 
905-420-6169
Tollfree Phone Number: 
877-368-5248
Street Address: 
2288 Cottonwood Circle
City: 
Pickering
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L1X 2R1

Are your birth classes mother-friendly?

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English
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Online
Author: 
Barbara A Hotelling
Publisher: 
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ponte Verda, FL

Provides a questionnaire to help childbirth educators determine if their classes empower women and their partners to make informed decision about childbirth care.

Is your doula practice mother-friendly?

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English
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Online
Author: 
Barbara A. Hotelling
Publisher: 
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ponte Verda, FL

Provides a questionnaire for doulas to help them determine if their services allow women to empower themselves to make informed decisions about their childbirth care.

Sex and childbirth

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Women's Health Matters
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Discusses sex during pregnancy and after childbirth. Details some of the physical changes occurring at these times that impact on sexuality, and suggests appropriate methods of birth control for use after childbirth.

Global Birth Institute

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Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Training

Provides certification and training for those interested in becoming a childbirth doula, childbirth educator, postpartum doula, and lactation counsellor.

Primary Telephone: 
250- 483-4662
Email Address: 
globalbirth@globalbirth.org
Tollfree Phone Number: 
877-229-0574
Street Address: 
400-1095 McKenzie Ave
City: 
Victoria
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V8P 2L5

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Alternative care

Forms a collaborative effort among a broad spectrum of maternity service providers. Provides guidelines for identifying and designating "mother-friendly" birth sites including hospitals, birth centers and home-birth services.

Primary Telephone: 
904-285-1613
Email Address: 
info@motherfriendly.org
Fax Number: 
904-285-2120
Tollfree Phone Number: 
888-282-CIMS
Street Address: 
PO Box 2346
City: 
Ponte Vedra
Province: 
Florida
Postal/ZIP Code: 
32004
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