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.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. 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.
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?
Welcome back for the third #MidwifeMondays event, which just happens to fall on Thanksgiving—the perfect time to share what we’re thankful for.Read more »
Midwives see first-hand how income, education, food security, employment and living conditions affect women and newborns’ health. That is why this week the AOM joins 111 community governed primary health-care organizations across Ontario in celebrating Community Health and Wellbeing Week.Read more »
Welcome back for our second week of#MidwifeMondays! The first was a great success, with hundreds of emails sent to Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins and Premier Wynne letting them know you #valuemidwives.Read more »