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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The Toronto Birth Centre: One thousand births and counting


Toronto-area families are celebrating one big milestone today: since opening its doors in January 2014, the Toronto Birth Centre has been the birthplace for 1,000 babies, all caught by midwives. I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the very first birth at the Toronto Birth Centre, a beautiful water birth in the Cedar room. Every birth is extraordinary, but this one felt extra special.

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Be Engaged, Make Change

 



For more than half of my career as a midwife, I’ve been part of the AOM Board of Directors. Over the last eight years, I’ve moved from Member at Large to Vice-President and now President. Being part of the board has been a valuable learning experience and a rewarding journey.

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting midwives from across the province and learning about the variety of challenges we face, the ways we are working to bring about change in our communities, and the role the AOM plays in supporting midwives and advocating for positive system-level changes. I do this work because I believe that midwives and midwifery make the world a better place.

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