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Canadian Midwifery Regulators Consortium
Provides information about midwifery in Canada intended for Canadian midwives, international midwives wanting to learn about Canadian midwifery, and the general public. (See Details)
The midwifery option: a Canadian guide to the birth experience
Provides factual guidance as well as beautiful birth stories, all seen through the eyes of the labouring women, the parent in the first days postpartum or the mother invited to support another women in labour.
Published: 2003
Provides basic information about midwifery. Describes who midwives are and how they assist women in having positive birth experiences. Notes the differences between a midwife and a doula. (See Details)
Published: 2001-2005
Midwives and woman centred care
Assesses midwives' job satisfaction, attitudes to the changes in the maternity services which have occurred in response to changes in government policy, and perceptions and attitudes to woman centred care.
Published: 1997
Provides comprehensive listing of articles and fact sheets on all aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, and having a midwife or doula attended birth, written by midwives, doulas, nurses and other health care professionals. (See Details)
Published: 1994-2001
The Innuulisivik maternity centre: issues around the return of Inuit midwifery and birth to Povungnituk, Quebec
Examines this model of co-operative management in health care that addresses perceived injustices of the past and contributes to a larger process of social and cultural renewal as well as the reacquisition of political power.
Published: 1994
Aboriginal midwifery in Canada: blending traditional and modern forms
Discusses the revival of Aboriginal midwifery in Canada as new government legislation, political rethinking and historical interest have grown. Describes different iniatives in Quebec, the North, Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Midwives model of care
Based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. Provides a comprehensive information centre about the model of care, for both professionals and parents. (See Details)
Published: 1996-2005
The helper: midwifery in the Canadian Arctic
Presents traditional midwifery as a viable option for women especially those living in isolated or rural communities where it can be a healthy alternative to forcing pregnant women to leave their communities for childbirth.
Published: 1998
Midwifery and Aboriginal midwifery in Canada
Discusses midwifery in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities, and presents emerging models of community-based care, based on Aboriginal midwifery. (See Details)
Published: 2004