Welcome to Ontario Midwives
Midwives are experts in normal pregnancy, birth and newborn care. Ontario midwives are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care so services are free to clients. Give birth at a hospital or at home and receive safe, skilled care from your midwife.
Why is it important for midwives to conduct research? What is the state of midwifery research in Ontario today? We interviewed midwives about the role research plays in driving practice change, the projects they’re engaged in and the challenges they face as researchers. The highlights of this issue include: a round table discussion with midwife researchers at various stages of their careers; articles on research related to preventing adverse outcomes, provincial guidelines on hyperbilirubinemia, collaborative models of maternity care, and the health of Indigenous adults and children; an interview with Irish midwife, professor and researcher Cecily Begley; and tips for getting involved in research.
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Midwives embrace evidence-informed medicine. We stay current with research to support best practice and also develop clinical practice guidelines. We always encourage clients to weigh the evidence so that they can make informed decisions about their health and the health of their families.
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