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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.
 

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 former Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.
 

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.
 


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