Midwifery in the Canadian First Nations Community The development of the profession of midwifery in Canada has been affected by policy, culture, and economic consideration. Nonetheless, one of the Canadian social structures most affected by the growth of midwifery has been the First Nations and Inuit communities. Tied to both tradition and empowerment, the advent of midwifery as an alternative to Western health care at childbirth has served to create new opportunities for First Nations and Inuit women to support each other. Demonstrating positive results for both mothers and their children, midwifery helps to provide comprehensive maternal health care and decrease infant mortality (National Aboriginal Health Organization, 2004). This essay...The end:
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