Regulated midwifery services in Yukon (closed)

This engagement is now closed. It ran from 2018-09-20 to 2018-10-17.

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We will report back on what we heard from this engagement by spring 2019.

What was this engagement about?

The Government of Yukon is working to regulate, fund and integrate midwifery into Yukon’s healthcare system. Our goal is to provide Yukoners additional options within a range of healthcare services that support healthy pregnancies, childbirth, and post-natal care.

The government’s current plan proposes the following:

  • Initially introducing regulated midwife-attended births and pre- and post-natal services as an option in Whitehorse, where processes and emergency services that support pregnancies and birth are already in place. These supports include physicians with birthing expertise and facilities that can support urgent interventions, such as blood transfusions and Caesarean sections.
  • Initially introducing some regulated pre and post-natal midwifery services in other communities.
  • Identifying options to support similar services in Dawson City and Watson Lake.

How will my input make a difference?

Integrating midwifery into Yukon’s healthcare system is a complex endeavor. This engagement will help us better understand Yukoners’ needs and perspectives on the regulation, funding and integration of midwifery into the healthcare system. Your feedback will help us learn more about opportunities and considerations for our proposed approach and will help us refine our plans and shape how we implement midwifery in Yukon.

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