A National Birthing Initiative for Canada
Currently, Canada is facing a looming shortage of healthcare professionals providing obstetrical care. Maternal mortality has risen, and women in rural, remote and aboriginal communities face increasing challenges during pregnancy and childbirth. To help ensure mothers and babies receive the quality healthcare services they need during pregnancy and childbirth, the SOGC is calling for the implementation of A National Birthing Initiative for Canada. The SOGC developed the discussion paper below for an inclusive, integrated and comprehensive pan-Canadian framework for sustainable family-centred maternity and newborn care. Read the full report
Health Human Resources Project on Intrapartum Emergency Obstetrical Care
In 2007-2008, the SOGC undertook its Health Human Resources Project on Intrapartum Emergency Obstetrical Care with support from Health Canada. The project is part of the SOGC's National Birthing Initiative, a seven-point action plan to address emerging concerns about the current level of maternity care women in Canada are receiving, and what needs to be done immediately to ensure that an appropriate level of care is available now and in the future.