Midwives welcome the federal government’s commitment to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada by March 2016, and we are keen to begin providing primary maternity care services to those who need it. Our model, commitment to serving vulnerable groups and our collective experience makes us a valuable resource for pregnant women and newborns arriving.Read more »
The AOM blog is updated periodically with columns about current health care issues, the benefits of midwifery, and insights into improving maternal and newborn care in Ontario. Posts may be from midwives or staff of the association.
Midwives have firmly advocated for welcoming and safe spaces for all, including those who identify as transgender, genderqueer and intersex. We applaud Hoskins’ statement that “every Ontarian has the right to be who they are” as we continue to offer respectful, inclusive care to all of our clients.Read more »
As health-care providers across the country celebrate Canadian Patient Safety Week (October 26th – 30), an Ontario midwife is leading a grassroots campaign to eliminate a legislated procedure for newborns that is not evidence-based or medically necessary.Read more »
As midwifery clients know first-hand, the care that midwives provide is safe, excellent and supportive of client choice. What many may not realize is that midwifery care is also informed by current research evidence. We strive to provide clients with the latest information that will best help them make informed choices. Since 1999, the Association of Ontario Midwives has produced its own evidence-informed clinical practice guidelines (CPGs), which are summaries of research on a particular clinical topic.Read more »
Our long journey to achieve pay equity for midwives is a part of a wider movement to close the gender wage gap for all. Midwives have been committed to this movement not only for their own compensation but for equity in pay for all women in Ontario who face a gender penalty.Read more »