CALL TO ACTION
The Midwives Association of New Brunswick (MANB/ASFNB) needs your help to get their provincial government to reinstate funding to the Midwifery Council of New Brunswick. Without the Council, progress on bringing funded midwifery care to NB is at a virtual standstill. We want NB to be moving towards offering midwifery care as a funded, regulated option for women, just like it is here in British Columbia.
Please send a letter or email to NB Minister of Health Honorable Ted Flemming and urge him to reconsider his province's decision to stop the work that has already begun to implement midwifery services in New Brunswick.
Constituency Office: Rothesay
70 Hampton Road
Rothesay, New Brunswick
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Midwives are vital to British Columbia’s health care system by providing a cost effective solution to provide and improve maternity care and health outcomes for British Columbia.
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Key Facts to Share
- Midwives are highly trained, university educated, publicly funded and regulated by the Province
- Midwives play a significant and growing role in the delivery of primary maternity care, caring for 6,967 or 15.9 per cent of the 43,785 babies born in BC in 2011/12
- Midwives practice in clinics, hospitals and homes and provide 24-hour service to BC families
- Demand for midwifery is growing; women and families want more choice
- Women in the care of midwives have a lower rate of c-sections
- Women in the care of midwives have a lower rate of preterm births
- Women in the care of midwives are less likely to require obstetrical technology
- Women in the care of midwives are less likely to be hospitalized prenatally
- Women in the care of midwives spend less time in the hospital
- Midwives free up hospital beds and use fewer resources for the benefit of other patients in need of health care
- By improving health outcomes midwives save the provincial health care budget millions of dollars per year
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