Midwifery http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/43667/all en New birthing station opens in Pampanga town http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/new-birthing-station-opens-pampanga-town <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A P5-million newly-constructed birthing station that would cater to the pregnant women and their newborn babies at the Sta Lucia Resettlement in this town was formally inaugurated on Thursday.</p><P>Governor Lilia Pineda, during the inauguration, said the new birthing station would greatly help in preventing cases of maternal and child deaths as the facility will serve as forerunner of medical services to pregnant women in the area.</p><P>"No mother should die for giving birth and this is the reason why we have been pushing for the construction of more birthing stations and renovation of d</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/new-birthing-station-opens-pampanga-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Midwifery Obstetrics Reproduction Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:50:12 +0000 Asianet 5802082 at http://www.globalpost.com 780 out of 100000 women die during delivery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/780-out-100000-women-die-during-delivery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Media should play its role about rights of women so that excesses with women are redressed.</p><P>These views were expressed by RAHNUMA Family Planning Association of Pakistan activists at a workshop here Friday. They included FPAP Coordinator Mushtaq Channa, Dr Amir Bakhsh and District Coordinator Ashraf Kakar.</p><P>They said several problems were being developed in Balochistan about health of mother and child. No attention was being paid on their health. With the result, large number of women die during delivery.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/780-out-100000-women-die-during-delivery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Midwifery Obstetrics Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 08:47:38 +0000 Asianet 5806603 at http://www.globalpost.com Alberta agrees to keep funding public access to midwife services http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130610/alberta-agrees-keep-funding-public-access-midwife-services <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services has agreed to keep funding midwifery services in the province.</p> <p>The deal with the Alberta Association of Midwives runs until March 31, 2015.</p> <p>It means expectant mothers choosing to use alternative maternity services will not have to pay for them.</p> <p>Midwives have been regulated professionals in Alberta since 1998.</p> <p>In 2009 their services became publicly funded as a way to improve access to maternity care.</p> <p>There are more than 70 midwives registered in Alberta.</p> Alberta Medicine Midwifery Obstetrics The Canadian Press Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:41:35 +0000 The Canadian Press 5854535 at http://www.globalpost.com Midwife-led care linked to fewer premature births http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130828/midwife-led-care-linked-fewer-premature-births <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kathryn Doyle</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women cared for by midwives throughout pregnancy tended to have less-complicated births and were less likely to go into labor early than women getting standard medical care, according to a new review of more than a dozen studies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130828/midwife-led-care-linked-fewer-premature-births" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Health Labor Medicine Midwifery Obstetrics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:15:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5920124 at http://www.globalpost.com Midwifery group demanding expansion plan from Nova Scotia's political parties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130928/midwifery-group-demanding-expansion-plan-nova-scotias-politi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HALIFAX - Calls from the Midwifery Coalition of Nova Scotia for expansion of the province's midwifery services prompted all three of the main political parties on Saturday to commit to working toward their demands if elected Oct. 8.</p> <p>About 50 women, men and babies held hand-made signs and chanted outside the Halifax Public Library Saturday morning to rally for a plan to expand the program as the third week of the election campaign came to a close.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130928/midwifery-group-demanding-expansion-plan-nova-scotias-politi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Labor Medicine Midwifery Obstetrics Politics Social Issues The Canadian Press Sat, 28 Sep 2013 15:47:51 +0000 The Canadian Press 5947539 at http://www.globalpost.com Ontario midwives launch human rights complaint to demand pay raise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131127/ontario-midwives-launch-human-rights-complaint-demand-pay-ra <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - Health Minister Deb Matthews is pouring cold water on a bid by Ontario midwives to double their salaries to almost $200,000 a year.</p> <p>The Association of Ontario Midwives has filed a human rights complaint over what it says is the government's refusal to comply with pay equity for midwives.</p> <p>It says midwives "suffer a gender penalty" because they are a female-dominated workforce.</p> <p>Matthews says the government wants more midwives so women have another option when giving birth, but she can't understand why they'd ask to double their pay.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131127/ontario-midwives-launch-human-rights-complaint-demand-pay-ra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Midwifery Obstetrics The Canadian Press Wed, 27 Nov 2013 21:33:13 +0000 The Canadian Press 6002095 at http://www.globalpost.com Newfoundland minister to unveil midwifery regulations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140227/newfoundland-minister-unveil-midwifery-regulations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Newfoundland and Labrador government plans to release a report today on regulating the province's midwives.</p> <p>The move comes almost four years after the province introduced legislation — but it was never made law.</p> <p>Health Minister Susan Sullivan says the regulations will be part of the Health Professions Act.</p> <p>Newfoundland and Labrador is one of only three regions in the country without regulated midwives.</p> <p>(VOCM)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> Midwifery Newfoundland Obstetrics Politics VOCM The Canadian Press Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:35:19 +0000 The Canadian Press 6082180 at http://www.globalpost.com Prague hosts int'l midwives conference http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140606/prague-hosts-intl-midwives-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PRAGUE, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Prague hosted some 3,500 delegates attending the 30th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, the largest event of its kind, during June 1-5.</p> <p>The theme of this year's conference was "Midwives: Improving Women's Health Globally", and aimed to emphasise the importance of maternal health.</p> <p>The program included plenary sessions and symposiums, as well as presentations by experts from all over the world, which focused on a wide range of topics, including public health, clinical health and women in the workforce.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140606/prague-hosts-intl-midwives-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Confederation of Midwives Labor Midwifery Xinhua News Agency Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:35:31 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6168422 at http://www.globalpost.com British midwives show signs to strike over pay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140630/british-midwives-show-signs-strike-over-pay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Midwives and maternity support workers in England are showing signs of taking industrial action over pay, the pro-midwives organization the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) said on Monday.</p> <p>The RCM is calling the government to implement a recommendation by an independent NHS Pay Review Body of a one percent pay rise for all staff, however, the government rejected.</p> <p>"The sense of anger and frustration among midwives is palpable," said Cathy Warwick, chief executive of the RCM.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140630/british-midwives-show-signs-strike-over-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medicine Midwifery Obstetrics Xinhua News Agency Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:15:35 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6191928 at http://www.globalpost.com British health unions workers to be balloted on strikes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140722/british-health-unions-workers-be-balloted-strikes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Three health unions in Britain announced Tuesday their members will be balloted on industrial action over pay.</p> <p>UNISON, one of the largest trade unions, serving more than 1.3 million members said on Tuesday part of their members will be voted on strike over pay.</p> <p>The organization said the ballot is in response to the government's decision to deny 60 percent of NHS staff and 70 percent of nurses a pay rise for the following two years. It will begin on August 28 and run until September 18.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140722/british-health-unions-workers-be-balloted-strikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Labour relations Midwifery Obstetrics Xinhua News Agency Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:30:21 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6212040 at http://www.globalpost.com