Midwives celebrated in Regina, advocate calls for expansion of services – CBC

Julian Wotherspoon says midwives could fill the ‘gaps’ in remote Saskatchewan areas

May 08, 2017

People in Regina saluted midwives Sunday afternoon as part of the International Day of the Midwife.

The afternoon was to “celebrate the midwives that we have working tirelessly for us,” said Regina advocate and event organizer Julian Wotherspoon.

They discussed how services could be expanded in Saskatchewan — and why they think they should be.

Worthspoon has been a birth doula for numerous years in Regina, and had a midwife involved in her second birth. Her first son was born in 2009. That was before midwifery regulations were implemented in Saskatchewan, so she was unable to access a midwife. However, she remained interested in the service.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/regina-celebrates-international-day-of-the-midwife-1.4103693

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