Volume 10 (2011)

CJMRP-Volume 10-2011

Midwives' Belief in Normal Birth: The Canadian Survey of Maternity Care Providers’ Attitudes Toward Labour and Birth

Patricia McNiven, RM, PhD, Michael C. Klein, MD, Nazli Baradaran, MD, Jocelyn Tomkinson, BSc, Stephen J. C. Hearps, BPsyc, PGDipPsyc, Lee Saxell, RM, MA

ABSTRACT
Background: Midwifery has been integrated into the health care systems of over half of Canadian provinces and territories. While there are differences in legislation and payment mechanisms, the model of midwifery is fairly similar...

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Becoming and Being a Midwife: A Theoretical Analysis of Why Midwives Leave the Profession

Carol Cameron, RM

ABSTRACT
Since the introduction of the Ontario Midwifery Education Program in 1993, the attrition rate of midwives early (< six years) in their careers has been on the rise. The study aimed to develop an understanding of the reasons why graduate midwives leave the profession. Semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted with nine former midwives, all graduates...

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Why Do Midwives Stay? A Descriptive Study of Retention in Ontario Midwives

Nicole Versaevel BSW, BHSc, MSc

ABSTRACT
This descriptive, exploratory study was designed to examine why Ontario midwives stay in clinical practice. All registered midwives in the province were invited to complete a Web based survey and a response rate of 37% was ascertained. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze quantitative data while inductive content analysis was employed to analyze...

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With Woman in Perinatal Loss

Lynlee Spencer, RM

ABSTRACT
This paper explores how women experience perinatal loss, and how midwives can be supportive under these circumstances. It examines both the features of perinatal loss that unite women into a subculture of bereaved mothers, as well as some sociocultural issues, such as poverty, that can compound their grief. It also addresses the limited professional training that...

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Birth at Home – At Home With Birth

Susan James, PhD

ABSTRACT
In Canada, homebirth and midwifery seem to be inseparable. Prior to regulation, women wanting homebirths sought midwives and women wanting midwifery care often gave birth at home. Choice of birthplace, including the option of homebirth became a central tenet of regulated midwifery across the country. In this paper, the experience of homebirth is explored. Women...

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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section: Outcomes of Women Receiving Midwifery Care in Ontario

Elizabeth K. Darling, BAS (Hons), BHS, MSc, RM, PhD Candidate

ABSTRACT
Providing care to women with a history of cesarean section is within the scope of practice of Canadian midwives, and midwifery care may be of benefit to women who plan a vaginal birth after cesarean section. This retrospective cohort study describes the birth...

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Favoriser la santé sexuelle postnatale des couples lors d'un suivi avec sage-femme

 

Danielle Beauséjour, SF et Josée Lafrance, SF, MSc

RÉSUMÉ
Un nombre important de nouveaux parents se séparent au cours des premières années suivant la naissance
de leur enfant. Les bouleversements rencontrés dans la transition vers la parentalité représentent de réels
défis d'adaptation pour les couples et menacent parfois la qualité de l'intimité entre les partenaires.
Aborder le sujet de...

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Evolution of the Midwifery Education Program in Response to Legislative Amendments to the Midwifery Drug Regulation in Ontario

 

Crestina L. Beites, PhD

ABSTRACT
Recent new amendments to the Midwifery Drug Regulation in Ontario have given registered midwives in
the province the much anticipated and much needed authority to independently prescribe from an
extended list of drugs. These legislative changes have steered and focused the pharmacotherapeutics and
science curriculum of the Midwifery Education Progam (MEP) in Ontario. The...

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Postpartum Depression Leaves Families Helpless

 

 Sarah Lampson

 No Abstract available.

 

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An Analysis of the Healthcare Brain Drain and its Effect on Maternal and Neonatal Health in Developing Countries

 

 

Jenna Mennie, RM

No Abstract available.

 

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A Qualitative Study Exploring Women's Experiences of Unplanned Cesarean Surgery and Their Suggestions for Improving Care

 

Karen Robb, RN, MA


ABSTRACT
The rate of unplanned cesarean birth is increasing and there is a growing body of evidence regarding the
associated psychosocial harms. A phenomenological study exploring eight women's lived experiences of
intrapartum cesarean birth in Nova Scotia was undertaken. Two groups of women were recruited, three
receiving care from a midwife with transfer from...

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Can Canada Help Build Sustainable Global Midwifery?

 

Holliday Tyson RM, RN, MHSc, CTCM&H

No Abstract available.

 

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