Top Resources

Practice Guidelines

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All guidelines are posted after they have been published in our peer-review journal, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada (JOGC).

Systematic Reviews

Cochrane Reviews - Pregnancy and Childbirth Group - Summaries

View the pregnancy and childbirth topic by stages title, protocol or review.


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The Alberta Association of Midwives educates the public about the benefits of midwifery care and supports registered midwives in Alberta.

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The Midwives Association of BC educates the public about midwifery care while supporting the growing number of midwives across the province.

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For over 20 years, the Midwifery Coalition of Nova Scotia has been working to have midwifery accepted as a regulated health profession.

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To provide opportunities for information sharing between midwives, and to promote the profession of midwifery and the need forappropriate legislation so that midwives in Newfoundland and Labrador are publicly funded to provide evidence-based midwifery care for childbearing families in this province.

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The Association of Ontario Midwives is the professional organization representing midwives and the practice of midwifery in the province of Ontario.

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The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) is the national organization representing midwives and the profession of midwifery in Canada.

International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) supports, represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives on a global basis. The ICM has 105 Member Associations in 93 countries.

Royal College of Midwives (UK)

The Royal College of Midwives is the voice of midwifery in the UK. The RCM represents the interests of midwives in all four UK countries individually and collectively.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives in the United States.

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)

In 1982, the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) was established as a professional organization for all midwives, recognizing the diversity of educational backgrounds and practice styles within the profession.

Colleges - Regulatory Bodies

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The College of Midwives of British Columbia (CMBC) regulates the profession of midwifery in the province of British Columbia (BC), Canada, according to the Midwives Regulation (BC 1995), the Health Professions Act, and the CMBC Bylaws.


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Publications on all aspects of women's health with a Canadian focus; a discussion list and newsletter is available. Includes midwifery specific articles.


A service of the National Library of Medicine (US), PubMed has 19 million citations from MEDLINE, a premier biomedical database.


Type in midwifery in the search box for links to some very useful physician reviewed resources.