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Reflecting on home birth in Ontario following Netflix release of _Pieces of a Woman_

Date: January 7, 2021

The subject of out-of-hospital birth has garnered a fair share of attention in the past several months, with midwives in Ontario and across Canada reporting a marked increase in client interest in home birth amidst concerns over COVID-19. Today’s launch of the dramatic new Netflix drama _Pieces of a Woman_ has home birth in the spotlight again...

Midwifery data matters

Date: January 5, 2021

Imagine you are investigating the rates of vaginal deliveries for midwifery clients in Ontario. As a midwife, you may be interested in comparing your own individual statistics to the midwifery provincial average. Or, you may be conducting research aimed at improving birth outcomes. The BORN Information System (BIS) would be an excellent place to begin your data collection. But only if the relevant data has been acknowledged.

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…