The Ontario government released its 2017 budget yesterday, which spoke to the Liberals' commitment to continue making midwifery care accessible to Ontarians.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.
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.
Midwives have always been on the front lines, defending against attacks on reproductive rights and gender-based discrimination. That’s why this weekend, for International Women's Day, midwives will be marching for reproductive justice, midwifery and pay equity.
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.
Bill 28, the All Families Are Equal Act, 2016, was passed by members of provincial parliament (MPPs) on November 29. Bill 28 “recognizes the legal status of all parents, whether they are LGBTQ+ or straight, and whether their children were conceived with or without assistance.”Read more »