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AOM's January 2019 – June 2020 Report

Date: November 4, 2020

Our January 2019 – June 2020 Report summarizes milestones and achievements of the Association of Ontario Midwives over an 18-month period. Read it here. (PDF, 2.9 MB)

A champion for the people: honouring Elder Dorothy Wynne

Date: October 20, 2020

*Image courtesy of Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA) Elder Dorothy Wynne recently passed into the spirit world.  We humbly share this post in honour of her life and her tireless work on behalf of Indigenous people, including midwives, within this province.  This piece was or…

Ontario midwives lead AOM CPG updates

Date: October 6, 2020

Since 2009, the AOM has developed Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) to translate scientific research on pregnancy, birth and early infant health into clinical recommendations for midwives. CPGs are a key way to facilitate evidence-based practice and aim to improve the quality and safety of midwif…

"In their full power": Long-awaited comfort arrives in Attawapiskat

Date: June 23, 2020

Christine Roy, a French midwife with Abenaki roots, heads up Neepeeshowan Midwives. The practice is the only one on the James Bay coast in Attawapiskat, a little over 1200 kilometres north of the city of Toronto. If you Google the directions to Attawapiskat on your smartphone, the app will indicate that there is no way to get there. Of course, there is. The journey will take planes, trains and automobiles. It is a definite challenge to live in the north, as well as to run a midwifery practice in the remote fly-in community.

For Ontario midwifery students, COVID-19 imposes new barriers

Date: June 9, 2020

Maha Maryam is a midwifery student at Ryerson University. Maha is actively involved in student advocacy, including as the student representative on the Canadian Association of Midwives board of directors, as well as a member of the Student Midwives Association of Canada (SMAC/ACEPS), the Associatio…

Black Lives Matter—confronting anti-Black racism

Date: June 3, 2020

The acts of anti-Black racism that we are witnessing are not isolated incidents and they have deep impact on our community: they are felt heavily by our Black midwives, students and clients, and as a profession we have a responsibility to confront it. The recent display of anti-Black racism in the …

In the face of the pandemic, midwives adapt, respond, persist

Date: May 29, 2020

While so many life events have been postponed as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, babies continue to be born around the clock, making perinatal care an essential service that cannot be put on pause. But it’s not business as usual for midwives in Ontario, who continue to provide primary car…