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. 

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Healthy pregnancy? Consider a home birth

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.


 

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Midwives are Overdue for Pay Equity

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.

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Action Alert - Support law to extend parental recognition for female same-sex partners in Ontario



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.

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IWD: It’s 2016 and pay equity is still not a reality

Today, as we mark International Women’s Day (March 8), Ontario midwives stand in solidarity with all the workers whose pay doesn’t reflect their responsibilities, education, skills or experience. Work done by people in female-dominated fields continues to be undervalued and underpaid. According to the Equal Pay Coalition, the average annual earnings of female workers in Ontario is 31.5% less than the average annual earnings of male workers. The gap is even higher for women of colour and Aboriginal women.

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