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“Bringing Birth Back”
Midwifery Implementation In Nunavut

by Kerstin Gåfvels
Maternal Newborn Health Services Consultant, DHSS, Nunavut

Circumpolar Rounds
Stanton Territorial Hospital
Yellowknife, NT
January 28, 2010
http://ichr.ca

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Midwifery Implementation In Nunavut

  1. 1. Rankin  Inlet  Birthing  Center   •  Community  based   •  Family  Centered   •  Culturally  relevant   •  More  support,  respect  and  responsibility   •  Family  life  not  interrupted   •  Health  promotion   •  >500  babies  have  been  born  at  the  birthing  center.   •  Recruitment  and  retention  issues  
  2. 2. Chair   Midwife   Registrar   Midwife   Midwife   Public   GN  
  3. 3. The  Inuit   Midwife   Inuit  Culture   Inuit  Values   ICM   2  generations  of   CAM   women   Midwives   evacuated  to   Association  of   birth  outside   Nunavut   Nunavut   Traditional   The  Inuit   Child   MW  &   Midwife     bearing   Knowledge   2010   women   NAC  Midwifery   Changing   Education   1950-­‐1970   society  and   2010   Births  attended  by   norms   Midwifery   Program   Teenage  pregnancy   nurses  and  midwives   Registration   Poor  maternal           or  women    were  sent   Committee    nutrition/anemia   out.  Very  few   Nurses   STI   traditional  MW   Physician   participated  in  the   Low  birth  weight   Obstetrician     Preterm  delivery   care  after  1970.   GN   Health  Canada   Neonatal  mortality   Global  standards  and   Social  problems   expectations  

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