The Association of Ontario Midwives

The Association of Ontario Midwives

AOM Blog

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. Lisa M. Weston, RM, is the current president of the Association of Ontario Midwives. Entries prior to May 16, 2012 were written by then-president Katrina Kilroy, RM.

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Health Care Isn’t Just for Those Who Can Pay

Universal access is a key pillar of Canada’s health-care system. All people who reside in Ontario should have access to free, comprehensive health services, regardless of their immigration or insurance status.



Midwives fully support providing care to those in need and work hard to ensure those most in need do not fall through the cracks.

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A Vision for Ontario – A Midwife for Every Woman

#MidwifeMondays set the stage for our vision for maternity care in Ontario: that low-risk, healthy pregnancy is tended by midwives, experts in low-risk pregnancy and birth. And even though #MidwifeMondays are over, advocating to ensure that women and families across Ontario can access the health care they value so much will continue.

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Let’s Work Together

We need vision and leadership from government to leverage midwives in order to grow midwifery and strengthen Ontario’s maternity care system. However, at a time when there are new midwives ready to enter midwifery, practice groups are being prevented from integrating new midwives into their practices because contract negotiations with government have broken off. Today, join us in reaching out to Premier Wynne and Health Minister Hoskins to ask them to dream with us! Ask them to leverage midwives and midwifery care to achieve health-care transformation.

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Let’s remind the Liberals - Midwifery Matters!

Your tweets have made it very clear that women and families in our province want and need midwifery care. And in 140 characters or less you’ve provided excellent examples of the ways that midwives are strengthening maternal and newborn health in the province by providing the right care at the right time in the right place. So if we all agree that midwives add value to our health-care system, why do we need #MidwifeMondays?
 

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