2024 Grant Recipients

The AOM is pleased to announce another successful year of the Midwifery Research Grants program! Congratulations to midwives Lorena Vehling, Kirsty Bourret and Ness Dixon whose projects support client-centred care and capture the experiences of midwives and midwifery clients alike.

BORN Data Access Research Grant recipient

Lorena Vehling 

Lorena is a Registered Midwife providing midwifery care in Thunder Bay Ontario, she is a Professional Staff member at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) at McMaster University. Her research will utilize BORN data to determine if newborns exposed to antidepressant medications in pregnancy and opioids in labour are at an increased risk for poor neonatal outcomes.

Mentored Midwifery Research Grant recipient

Ness Dixon

Ness Dixon is a registered midwife at the Midwives Clinic of East York-Don Mills in Toronto with privileges at Michael Garron Hospital. Ness’s project seeks to map the sexual and reproductive health services currently available to trans and gender diverse individuals in Toronto and to undertake an equity focused participatory needs assessment to determine if midwives are well suited to fill these gaps.


Project Midwifery Research Grant recipient