Today – Midwives in Ontario need your support!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Today is the day to take action and show your support for Ontario midwives.
This morning, the Association of Ontario Midwives will be filing a complaint on behalf of all Ontario midwives with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. As a female-dominated profession, midwifery has historically faced systemic gender discrimination – resulting in midwives being unfairly under-compensated for nearly 20 years.
Today is our day of action to right this wrong. We need you to speak up about the true value of midwifery.
Please send a short email or tweet to Premier Wynne today and let her know that you support pay equity for midwives.
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November 27 – Midwives in Ontario need your support
Friday, November 22, 2013
Pay equity is a human right protected by law in Ontario. This protection is especially important for traditionally female-dominated professions like midwifery that face historic and systemic discrimination.
Several independent reports – including one commissioned by government – clearly illustrate midwives are significantly underpaid for their work. However, the government has failed to implement pay equity for midwives.
We need you! You know the real value of midwives. Speak up and support pay equity for midwives.
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Laboring Under an Illusion showing in Ottawa
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Friday, November 15th
Amphitheatre, Saint Paul University (223 Main Street)
6:00 pm - Pre-show Presentation by Jennifer Boyes-Manseau: Birthing Celebrations
7:00 pm - Due to unforseen circumstances we are unable to screen Birth Rites this evening.
As a substitute, we will be screening Laboring Under an Illusion.
8:15 pm - Community Discussion Panel
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit http://informedchoice.ca/film-festival.
Ontario Midwives Spring 2013 newsletter
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Midwives provide primary care that leads to quality outcomes for moms and babies. The midwifery model of care means rates of interventions, like c-sections, are low (about half the provincial average) – bringing value to Ontario’s health care system as whole. Read the newsletter »
Vaginal birth is better for breech than C-section
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Doctors should not automatically opt to do caesarean sections for breech births, according to new guidelines released Wednesday by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.
Many Canadian obstetricians lack training in a technique to accommodate vaginal breech birth, so universities, hospitals and health professionals need to work together to provide the training so more women may choose to attempt to deliver that way, said Dr. André Lalonde, the society’s executive vice-president, who has delivered many breech babies vaginally. Learn more »
Doula care for low-income women could save taxpayers money
Saturday, February 16, 2013
New research from the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health has found lower cesarean birth rates among Medicaid beneficiaries with access to support from a birth doula than among Medicaid patients nationally.
The research indicates that policy changes to provide Medicaid coverage for birth doulas may actually decrease costs due to lower rates of cesarean births among Medicaid patients with doula support. Support during childbirth may be especially important for women with low health literacy or patients whose first language is not English and who may not fully understand all their clinical options during childbirth. Learn more »
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