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Receiving Care from Midwives in Alberta

Our recent article Midwifery in Canada may have raised your interest in receiving care from a midwife in Alberta. You can learn more from this set of frequently asked questions from the Alberta Association of Midwives.    

Authors:

Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle is a library technician in Edmonton.
 

Employment FAQs for Expectant Parents in Alberta

A recent LawNow article discussed the topic of Birth, Families and Employment. Albertans may be interested to order or download a 63-page booklet titled “Becoming a Parent in Alberta”. It answers frequently asked questions about: human rights protection for pregnant workers; entitlements, rights and responsibilities of working parents-to-be; leave that expectant mothers may take for […]

Authors:

Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle is a library technician in Edmonton.
 

Access to Midwives in Canada

The latest Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OEDC) report shows that Canadians do not have good access to the services of midwives. Statistics released in November 2013 show that Canada has one of the lowest rankings in the developed world when it comes to the availability of the services of midwives.  Korea, Slovenia and Canada […]

Authors:

Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Acting Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 

Midwifery in Canada

Midwifery is a health care profession distinct from nursing.  Midwives specialize in providing primary care to women during pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum in relation to low risk prenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care.  They promote the natural birthing process of normal vaginal deliveries without drugs or surgical interventions, and are trained to handle low risk […]

Authors:

Connie L. Mah
Connie L. Mah is a lawyer practising in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Birth, Families and Employment

When a child comes into a family (through birth or adoption) and where the caregivers are employed (e.g., working for pay), there will need to be some kind of arrangement for leave from the employment in order to care for the child. Most families require that at least some portion of the leave is paid […]

Authors:

Linda McKay-Panos
Linda McKay-Panos, BEd, JD, LLM, is the Executive Director of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 


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