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Objective: To describe the characteristics, health service utilization, and clinical outcomes of Ontario residents who are not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan and receive services from Ontario midwives. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: Ontario, Canada. Participants: All midwifery courses of care resulting in births b...
As midwifery moved from lay practice to a regulated health-care profession in Ontario toward the end of the twentieth century, it brought with it many of its social movement goals and aspirations.Among these was the desire to attend to diversity and equity in the provision of birthing care.Drawing on interviews with currently practicing Ontario mid...
Background Informed choice is often lacking in women's decisions about prenatal screening. Aim The aim of this study is to evaluate how well midwives in Ontario, Canada are facilitating informed choice in this area. Methods An Internet-based survey was used to investigate 171 midwifery clients’ knowledge, attitude towards and experience of prenat...
The current practice of midwifery in Ontario grew from a largely white, middle-class, educated, familyoriented women's movement to a publicly-funded and regulated health profession between the early 1970s and the early 1990s. Access to midwifery has increased with funding and with growing numbers of midwives, as has the diversity of women accessing...