This research was funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, Health Research and Development Program.
Midwifery in Ontario: A Survey of Interest in Services
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Volume 17, Issue 3, pages 139–143, September 1990
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Soderstrom, B., Chamberlain, M., Kaitell, C. and Stewart, P. J. (1990), Midwifery in Ontario: A Survey of Interest in Services. Birth, 17: 139–143. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1990.tb00719.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
ABSTRACT: Maternity care for women in Ontario is provided almost exclusively by physicians, the majority of whom are obstetricians. Using a self-administered questionnaire, pregnant women in one Ontario city were surveyed about their interest in midwifery care as an alternative to physician care. Although 3 percent of the women surveyed had used a midwife, 60 percent expressed an interest in midwifery care, particularly the counseling and support aspects. Over 11 percent showed an interest in complete primary midwifery care.