Dear Mr.​ Ford

Dear Mr. Ford, I am writing to you on behalf of myself as well as midwives, midwifery students, and midwifery clients. I am deeply disappointed in your government’s decision to discontinue funding to the College of Midwives of Ontario. This decision simply exemplifies to me that your government is indifferent to the healthcare concerns of … Continue reading Dear Mr.​ Ford

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Sewing Your Own Baby Sling

In senior year, students are expected to conduct postpartum home visits on their own. Part of the duties of these home visits is to weigh the newborn and ensure they are gaining an appropriate amount of weight. It seems old school but midwives use this traditional scale and sling method. You may see quintessential photos … Continue reading Sewing Your Own Baby Sling

Between Two Worlds

I've discovered this year that midwives really do practice between two worlds. Our schooling is structured within a particular culture, one of teachings passed on by grandmothers of the profession but also filled with rigorous scientific method and evidence-based practice. We speak midwifery to our clients but speak traditional obstetrics when we consult. We fiercely protect … Continue reading Between Two Worlds