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News & Announcement – Dec 06, 2011-Nova Scotia Strengthens Midwifery Services

07 December 2011

The province is putting a plan in place to ensure expecting mothers will have access to stable, strengthened midwifery services.

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The province is stabilizing and strengthening midwifery

services based on the recommendations of independent review

received in August.

     Improvements include creating a second-attendant

program, hiring a midwifery practice specialist and

increasing the complement of midwives in the IWK/Capital

District health authorities.

     Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald says

these are building blocks to provide better maternity care

and greater choice to women and families in Nova Scotia.



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