Birthing practices

Birthing practices

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
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. 

 


Birthing options

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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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.

It is time for a national birthing strategy

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English
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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.

Interviewing Inuit elders: childrearing practices

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jean Briggs (ed.)
Publisher: 
Nunavut Arctic College
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Arviat, NU

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

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Giving birth in Canada: a regional profile

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English
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Paper
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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.

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ISBN 1553924657

What every pregnant woman needs to know about cesarean section

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Maternity Center Association
Publisher: 
Maternity Center Assocation
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

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.

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