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Network/Le Réseau Summer 1999  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/39675

Special issue: Midwifery & Childbirth.

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Published: 1999
Midwifery care continues to face challenges: Canadian midwifery is still defining itself, one mother at a time  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39533
Lists the barriers to midwifery care in Canada, including lack of government support and funding, lack of midwives and training opportunities, and the lack of intra-professional understanding. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Aboriginal midwifery in Canada: blending traditional and modern forms  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39589
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
Outsourcing births  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/43605

The Network speaks with health advocate Shirley Tagalik about why her northern town is fighting to bring maternity care back to their community.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2011
Midwifery update  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Fall.pdf

This article discusses the current state of midwifery in Canada. Seeks to make space for the discussion of the state of midwifery in order to be pro active. Reviews what is happening with midwifery in each province and discusses how to move forward. 

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Published: 1982
Visions for women’s reproductive care: interview with two health activists  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article shares an interview with two health activists about development in the pro-choice struggle and the fight to legalize midwifery. Discuss the importance of shared visions and the complexities of balancing short and long-term strategies to achieve fundamental change. 


 

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Published: 1988
Giving birth the “white man’s way”  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1992_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

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. 

 


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Published: 1992
Birth centres give women another option  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1992_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

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. 

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Published: 1992
Midwifery: from recognition to regulation - the perils of government intervention  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1992_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article discusses new midwifery legislation and the side effects of government recognition. Illustrates the unique and valuable role of a midwife. 

 


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Published: 1992
Profiles: midwifery coalition of Nova Scotia  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_3_Fall_Winter.pdf

This article highlights initiatives by the Midwifery Coalition of Nova Scotia to legalize Midwifery. Discusses a proposed pilot project to compare the success rate and cost of hospital based midwife supervised births to medically controlled deliveries. 

 


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Published: 1992