Welcome to Ontario Midwives
Midwives are experts in normal pregnancy, birth and newborn care. Ontario midwives are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care so services are free to clients. Give birth at a hospital or at home and receive safe, skilled care from your midwife.
2014 marks the 20th anniversary of regulated and publicly funded midwifery care in Ontario. During the AOM’s annual conference in May, we recognized the pre-regulation midwives and supporters who paved the way for regulation, as well as the Indigenous nations and Aboriginal midwives who are bringing birth back to their communities. This issue of Ontario Midwife features highlights from the conference including: the winners of the AOM’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement and Hospital Integration awards; an interview with Aboriginal midwife, women’s health advocate and researcher Katsi Cook; and one midwife’s reflections on a year of locum replacements.
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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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