I’ll be on call during World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 to 7) and I know that some of the clients who contact me will have questions and concerns about breastfeeding. Discussing the health benefits of breastfeeding with my clients and providing the support they need to breastfeed successfully is a very important aspect of my work as a midwife. During postpartum home visits – especially with first-time moms – much of my time is spent assisting them with breastfeeding. Whether my clients need reassurance or practical advice, or both, it’s not long before they are on their way, confidently feeding their babies the most natural and healthiest food possible.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.
Good intentions sometimes lead to great results…
Just look at the recommendations from our new guideline on choice of birthplace: simply planning a home birth is associated with a lower chance of needing certain interventions and having certain complications. We think it’s an option worth considering for everyone with a healthy pregnancy.
On May 17, Tsi Non:we Ionnakeratstha Ona:grahsta’, the Maternal and Child Centre located on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory – the province’s first midwifery-led birth centre – will celebrate its 20th anniversary.Read more »
Today is the day we are asking you to speak up for midwives. We don’t deserve a gender penalty on our pay – no one does. Pay equity is a human right. Midwives are overdue for pay equity. Let’s induce some action.
Tell Premier Wynne to stop spending money fighting midwives in court and invest in closing the gap instead.
The AOM is calling on the midwifery community to support the important work led by Kirsti Mathers McHenry that is looking to extend parental recognition for female same-sex partners in Ontario. We need you to join us in the fight for equal parental recognition. Let’s show Cy and Ruby how powerful it can be to have the midwifery community standing with them.