Volume 18 (2019)

“This isn’t a high-risk body”: Reframing Risk and Reducing Weight Stigma in Midwifery Practice

 

Katie M. Cook, MA, Andrea LaMarre, PhD, Carla Rice, PhD, and May Friedman, PhD

 

ABSTRACT

This article investigates the standards of care for fat recipients of midwifery care through a lens that questions common risk-focused narratives related to fat pregnant bodies. Throughout this article, we use the term "fat" rather than "obese" or...

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Midwives and Medwives: An Analysis of Technology Use among Canadian Midwives

Kathleen E. Zenith, Kathi Wilson, BA, BHSc, MSc, RM

 

STUDENT ARTICLE

The dichotomy of a midwife and 'medwife' underlies a deeper issue regarding the professional identity of midwifery in relation to legislation, integration, and the increasing expansion of clinical scope, in contrast to the “natural birth” movement.

 

 

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New Approaches to Brief Intervention on Substance Use During Pregnancy

 

Tasnim Nathoo, MSc, MSW, RSW, Lindsay Wolfson, MPH, Karen Gelb, MA, and Nancy Poole, PhD

 

ABSTRACT

In Canada, the context for providing brief intervention on substance use during pregnancy is shifting with new opportunities for enhancing discussion of alcohol and other substances, due to the introduction of novel nicotine delivery products (e.g., vaping),...

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