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Home Birth: It's Safe. And it's a Choice You Have.

Date: March 5, 2018

Today, the Association of Ontario Midwives launches a new campaign to promote midwifery-attended home birth as a birth place option for Ontario families. The campaign, using a mix of radio and digital ads, aims to raise awareness and education about home birth, especially for those who may have nev…

Beloved Ottawa Midwife Retires

Date: February 20, 2018

Teresa Bandrowska, known as one of the original 60 "Michener midwives," recently celebrated her retirement from clinical practice. Long-time colleague Bobbi Soderstrom writes of the celebration, "It was a very sweet event with the group singing a song to her and presenting her with an absolutely be…

AOM Applauds Safe Access to Abortion Services Act

Date: February 2, 2018

On Feb. 1, 2018, the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act came into effect. This law protects facilities that offer abortion services, as well as the homes and offices of health professionals and staff who provide these services. Safe access zones prohibit activity, including protesting, that may i…

Protecting the Seeds at the Bay of Quinte

Date: February 2, 2018

The AOM’s Indigenous Midwifery team recently visited midwife Dorothy Green and the staff at Kenhtè:ke Midwives in Tyendinaga – one of the first groups to receive funding under the new Indigenous Midwifery Program at the Ministry of Health last year. The visit was an excellent opportunity to cele…

Honouring Black History Month

Date: February 1, 2018

The AOM recognizes and celebrates the work of black midwives, leaders, researchers, and activists who have strengthened Ontario health care. We recognize the vast disparities that exist in health care and provision of reproductive and perinatal care due to anti-black racism. The AOM is committed to…

Season's Greetings

Date: December 20, 2017

In the spirit of Reconciliation and the Two Row Wampum, we wish Happy Holidays to all of our relations.*

Welcome to the new!

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…

2017 Midwifery Research Grant Recipients

Date: September 22, 2017

The inaugural AOM Midwifery Research Grants were awarded to three recipients in two categories: Established Career Midwifery Research Grant recipients Liz Darling
RM, PhD Currently working as an associate professor in the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University, L…

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…