Reading Time: < 1 minute 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.
Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes 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 […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes 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 […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes If anything could be said about the law, it is slow to change. Our social structure continues to evolve at a faster pace than the law, which is creating difficulties in society and the courts. We are seeing impacts on individuals and couples who are having children in non-traditional ways as the definition of what […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes In May 2010, Providence Health Care in Vancouver announced the opening of the first newborn safe haven in Canada at St. Paul’s Hospital. Four months later, Providence confirmed a healthy baby was dropped off at the hospital, setting off a further round of national and international media attention. And now this year, following Providence’s lead […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadians were shocked and saddened by the death of a Winnipeg mom and her two young children this summer. Today comes the news that Allyson McConnell , convicted of murdering her two sons and deported to her native Australia, has been found dead, of an apparent suicide. The birth of a child is almost always […]