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A midwife is a primary care provider for a woman during normal pregnancy, childbirth and for six weeks after birth for both the mother and newborn. Midwives are experts in normal birth and healthy pregnancies. Midwives support pregnancy and birth as a normal part of a woman’s life by addressing the emotional, physical, spiritual, and cultural aspects of her experiences. (Midwives Association of Manitoba)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCC info by alis (includes video) - Alberta-based occupational information
- Sokanu - occupational profile and videos (U.S.)
- Interview: Midwife - from StudyinCanada.com
- Manitoba Aboriginal Health Careers - Success Stories - Midwifery Student
- Career profile: Registered Midwife - from MAHCP Brandon RHA Midwives
- Discover your Future in Healthcare: Midwifery - University of Manitoba
The University of Manitoba will introduce a bachelor’s degree program in midwifery in September 2021. Applications for the first program intake will be due on April 1, 2021. Visit the program link below for more information.
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- Bachelor of Midwifery Program - Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
- Health Careers Access Program (HCAP) - prepares Indigenous Manitobans for entry to health professions
- Professional Health Access Program - supports Indigenous students who have been accepted into a professional health program
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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Nurse Midwives - Job outlook for the U.S.
- I want to be a midwife. What will my salary be? - The Globe & Mail
- Midwifery Across Canada - Canadian Association of Midwives
- Collective Agreements - Manitoba Association of Healthcare Professionals
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- College of Midwives of Manitoba
- Canadian Association of Midwives
- Midwife Alliance of North America
- American College of Nurse-Midwives
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- Midwifery Services in Manitoba - overview from Government of Manitoba
- Canadian Association of Community Health Centres - members
- American Association of Birth Centres
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