There was a time, not so very long ago (early 1900’s), when the majority of pregnant women in North America gave birth at home, attended by a midwife. Roughly 95% did. Then in 1955 that figure became the number birthing in a hospital. What happened? What brought about...

November 4, 2018

Some women choose to give birth naturally because they love the challenge. Others find great satisfaction in working hard and “getting the job done.” Many women are eager to avoid anything that might harm their babies or themselves. But the most compelling reason to ch...

September 15, 2018

Midwives are experts in normal physiologic birth. They train for four years within the School of Medicine to learn how to care for low risk, healthy pregnant women. As a primary care provider they care for the pregnant woman prenatally, during the labour and birth, and...

April 27, 2018

Why would you seek out prenatal yoga during your pregnancy?  Why do so many find yoga, perhaps even for the first time, during a pregnancy?

The reasons are vast, and unique to each individual.

Some common reasons people seek prenatal yoga during pregnancy include the fol...

February 11, 2018

At issue is the lack of improvement in GBS statistics after the introduction of the "screen and treat" protocol over almost 15 years ago and the widespread use of antibiotics in labour or the neonatal period.

September 22, 2017

UPDATED FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19: Indeed, in these uncertain times what with lost income or possible future loss of income how can families consider hiring the services of a doula? What with all the other expenses preparing for your baby's arrival it seems out of the...

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