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…
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…
Date: September 2, 2020
Erica Elderhorst BHSc, MSc, RM, is a Registered Midwife in Southern Ontario. She began practicing midwifery in 2016 after graduating from the Midwifery Education Program (MEP) at McMaster University. She is a fellow at the McMaster Midwifery Research Centre and has just completed her MS…
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.
Date: June 16, 2020
Karline Wilson-Mitchell, DNP, MSN, CNM, RM, RN, is the Director of the Midwifery Education Program (MEP) at Ryerson University. Jacqueline St Bernard Hitz, RM, Communications Officer at the AOM, reached out to Karline for her take on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the MEP.
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…
Date: June 3, 2020
Sojourner San Vicente, a Black midwifery student, shares her experiences in processing the recent events and her vision for an anti-racist midwifery profession.
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 …
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…
Date: May 6, 2020
Jasmin Tecson, midwife at Seventh Generation Midwives in Toronto became president of the AOM board of directors on May 5, 2020. The AOM asked Jasmin some questions, so that midwives far and wide could get to know her better.