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Welcome to the new OntarioMidwives.ca!

Date: November 22, 2017

Goodbye orange, hello search function! The board and staff of the AOM are delighted to be sharing our new website, oriented to both midwives and the public. AOM members will love the personalized account centre! On your first visit, login with your email address and select "Forgot Passwor…


Safe Access to Abortion Care

Date: November 15, 2017

Midwives support clients’ right to choose and recognize that reproductive health care – which includes access to legal, safe abortion care – is an integral part of people’s health.

This fall, the Ministry of Health announced the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, 2017, which, if p…


Constitutional Changes

Date: November 7, 2017

The AOM Board of Directors (made up of 12 working midwives) provides strategic guidance, financial oversight and contributes to the vision of midwives leading reproductive, pregnancy, birth and newborn care across Ontario. For the first time in more than 15 years, the AOM board is looking to mak…


Get the Latest Clinical Evidence at our Research Symposium

Date: October 1, 2017

What's the best way for midwives to get caught up on the latest clinical findings in maternal newborn care? Come to the AOM's Midwifery Research Symposium on Monday, November 13 in Hamilton. Presentations by Eileen Hutton, RM, PhD and other researchers will get you up to date on the latest ev…


Be Engaged. Make Change.

Date: June 3, 2017

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 rewarding journey. I’ve had the opportunity to participate in problem-solvin…


Ontario Government Releases 2017 Budget

Date: April 28, 2017

The Ontario government released its 2017 budget yesterday, which spoke to the Liberals' commitment to continue making midwifery care accessible to Ontarians. The budget specifically noted that "midwifery services provide low-risk birthing options to improve the quality of care and value for Onta…


Toronto Birth Centre: One Thousand Births & Counting

Date: April 27, 2017

Author: Elizabeth Brandeis

News Type: Midwifery

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 C…


Midwives - Champions of Reproductive Justice, Victims of Gender Penalty

Date: March 8, 2017

South of the border, Trump’s attack on women and on reproductive rights has sparked outrage and re-energized feminist movements. The world witnessed as crowds gathered across the U.S. and the world – including 60,000 in Toronto – to resist the assault on women’s rights.

Reproductive …