Midwifery is a busy, fast paced profession with a deep impact on Alberta families. Find news releases, official statements, and information regarding current midwifery issues.

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Midwifery Services Now Available in Airdrie!

June 12th, 2017

Briar Hill Midwives opened a satellite office in Airdrie on Monday, June 5th! Registered Midwife, Mary Landsiedel will be working with Richard Mountain, a naturopath and his team out of Mountain Health Team (213 Main Street North, Airdrie).

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Mount Royal University Graduates Eight New Midwives

June 5th, 2017

Thursday, June 1st marked the graduation of eight Alberta educated midwives. This was Mount Royal University's third graduating class. Our sincerest congratulations to both the graduating class and midwifery professors on a job well done! Midwifery graduates ensure the growth and sustainability of the profession within Alberta and across Canada.

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Alberta midwives, AHS reach agreement on expanding rural access

May 5th, 2017 News Source: News Talk 770

Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Alberta Association of Midwives has come to an agreement the province says will increase the number of midwives practicing in Alberta and includes a plan to get more midwives caring for families in rural and remote areas.

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Province announces funding on International Day of the Midwife

May 5th, 2017 News Source: Red Deer News Now

On the International Day of the Midwife, the Alberta Government says Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Association of Midwives (AAM) have reached an accord which will increase the number of midwives practising in this province, particularly in rural and remote areas.

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Families to get better access to midwives

Fewer rural and remote Alberta families will have to drive to a city or join a waitlist to get midwifery care thanks to a new agreement between Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Association of Midwives and stable government funding.

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Noreen Walker Passes Away and Celebration of Life

April 24th, 2017

It is with sad hearts that we inform you that Noreen Walker (Passages Midwifery in Stony Plain) passed away April 19, 2017. We offer our most sincere condolences to individuals who knew and loved Noreen. 

In her many years of practice, Noreen served almost four thousand families in our province. She was a brave pioneer, a strong advocate, a trusted...

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Edmonton Midwives Gain Privileges at Misericordia Hospital

February 10th, 2017

Edmonton midwives may now obtain privileges at Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton. Pictured below is a group of Midwives, Nurses, and Physicians mingling at Lucina Birth Centre, which is only a 5 minute drive from Misericordia.

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Midwives in Medicine Hat Secure Hospital Privileges

January 20th, 2017 News Source: Medicine Hat News

Congratulations to all the Midwives in Medicine Hat for securing hospital privileges after many months of hard work. Now clients in Medicine Hat and area can have their choice of birthplace, and delivery of midwifery services is consistent with the Canadian Midwifery Model of Care!

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ASAC Report: State of Maternity Care in Alberta

December 15th, 2016

Today, ASAC (the Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth) released its comprehensive State of Maternity Care in Alberta Report outlining potential cost savings through decreasing caesarean births and utilizing (underfunded) midwives to their full scope of practice. You can read the full

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Better access to midwives, home births could save Alberta millions of dollars, report suggests

December 15th, 2016 News Source: CBC News

A new report argues that lowering the number of C-section births performed in Alberta could save millions of health-care dollars every year. The report by the Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth (ASAC) looked at the state of maternity care in Alberta. It found that Alberta has a C-section rate of almost 30 per cent and that many of those procedures are repeat caesareans.

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