ON Chiropractic Spring/Summer 2013 - Page 18

FEATURE STORY ONTARIO’S MIDWIVES: From Marginal To Mainstream W hen government funding for two new midwifery-led birth centres was announced in 2012, the story of Ontario’s midwives came full circle. That story is older than Ontario and even older than European colonization of North America. Aboriginal midwives were caring for women centuries before European settlers arrived here in the 17th century. D 18 SPRING/SUMMER 2013