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Nurturing mothers

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sheila Kitzinger
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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. 

 

A tradition of pain

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Virginia Mak
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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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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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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. 

 


Birth centres give women another option

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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
Publisher: 
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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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
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. 

 


Vaginal birth after cesarean

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Megan Williams
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Vol 12, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article looks at the controversy surrounding vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Explains why cesarean births are so pervasive today, despite the risks. Dispels myths about vaginal birth after cesarean birth. Lists related terms and definitions. 

 


Long distance delivery

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Dianne Lai
Holly Rupert
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Vol 10, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article speaks to the unfortunate effects of regionalization on women's health. Indicates how regionalization shapes the birth experiences of women in many areas of Canada. Introduces The Project on Out-of-Town Birth research project.  A survey of health professionals reviewed. 

Is there sex after childbirth?

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Theresa Pitman
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Vol 9, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores a variety of women's experiences of sex after childbirth. Explores reasons why sexual energy and responsiveness has an ebb and flow within a woman's lifetime, especially during the post partum period. 

Being pregnant

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Daphne Morrison
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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. 

 

Rural feminism

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Susan Hundertmark
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Vol 7, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shows how rural women in southern Ontario are fighting for their health. The impact of support and education on women's health.

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