Canada Midwifery

Where Are All the Midwives in Canada?

Ivy Lynn Bourgeault | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Living
Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

Part of the cause is that Canada was one of a handful of countries (and the only Western industrialized nation) not to have any provisions for midwifery care prior to 1993. In the last 20 years, there has been growth in the profession, but only modest.

Midwife-Only Birth Centre Opening In Toronto

CBC | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Living

A new birthing centre led by midwives is set to open its doors in Regent Park. The Toronto Birth Centre is the first provincially funded facility ru...

Expectant Moms Will Continue To Get This Service For Free

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services has agreed to keep funding midwifery services in the province.The deal with the Alberta Association of Midwives run...

Give Me Drugs! The Great Epidural Debate

Melissa Carr | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

Getting an epidural is a very individual decision and probably one of the first ones that we, as mothers, feel conflicted about. I wonder if this is due to our actual expectations around our child's birth or if it is how we think we will be perceived if we opt in (or out) of using drugs to manage labour.

Hospital Births In Canada DROP

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Hospitals have recorded a drop in the number of babies born across the country, reversing a 10-year trend of increasing birth rates, says a ...