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Few provinces now without midwives as services begin in New Brunswick

Few provinces now without midwives as services begin in New Brunswick
From CTV - October 13, 2017

FREDERICTON -- Midwives in New Brunswick have begun seeing their first patients -- becoming one of the last provinces to provide publicly funded and regulated midwifery services.

Only Prince Edward Island and Yukon territory are without enabling legislation, while Newfoundland and Labrador just hired its first midwife co-ordinator, although services are not yet available.

New Brunswick announced plans for midwives in 2008 but only passed legislation last year.

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