Volume 17 (2018)

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Midwife as Counsellor: Midwives' Experiences Counselling Women Through Pregnancy, Birth and the Early Postpartum

 

Rachelle Fulford, BMW, MA, BSc and Jude Kornelsen, PhD

 

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Pregnancy and childbirth are transformative life experiences that can create or exacerbate significant emotional, physical, social, and relational challenges. Midwives help women to feel confident and knowledgeable, to cope with anxiety and fear, and to prepare for considerable shifts of identity, responsibility, and family life. Research shows...

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Are Ontario Midwives Prepared to Respond to Their Clients’ Sexual Concerns? A Survey of Attitudes, Perceived Training, Knowledge, and Comfort

 

 

Ali McCallum, BHSc, MSc(HQ), RM; Alyssa Byers-Heinlein, HBSc, RM; E. Sandra Byers, PhD; and Caroline Pukall, PhD

 

ABSTRACT

Objective: Sexual health and well-being are vital components of overall health, quality of life, and relationship satisfaction and stability. Midwives have the potential to play an important role in addressing their clients’ sexual health concerns and promoting their sexual...

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The Birth Centre Midwifery Group in Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Mary Sharpe, RM, Med PhD

 

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Birth Where the Heart Is: Reflections on Broadening My Midwifery Learning in the Country I Call “Home”

 

Jacqueline St Bernard Hitz, BA, BHSc

 

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