Midwifery care safe for moderate- and high-risk pregnancies
New UBC research shows that midwives in British Columbia are providing safe primary care for pregnancies of all medical risk levels, contrary to a popular belief that midwives mostly manage low-risk pregnancies.
Feb 27, 2023
Planned home birth presents little risk where midwifery is well-integrated
In the state of Washington, a planned home birth with a licensed midwife is just as safe as a birth at a licensed birth centre.
Oct 7, 2021
New program to make it easier for internationally-educated midwives to get licensed in B.C.
Midwives who trained and practised outside Canada will soon have a new opportunity to provide their services to women in B.C., thanks to the creation of a new program at UBC.
Jan 14, 2015
The inaugural UBC Reports Most Likely to Change the World contest received 45 nominations from students, faculty and staff across both campuses.
May 1, 2013
Collaborative maternity program results in fewer C-sections, shorter hospital stays: UBC/CFRI research
A program delivering collaborative maternity care resulted in fewer caesarean sections, shorter average hospital stays and higher breastfeeding rates for mothers, according to researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Child & Family Research Institute.
Sep 11, 2012
UBC to double enrolment in midwifery education program
The University of British Columbia’s Midwifery Program – bolstered by increased funding from the Province of British Columbia – will double in size over the next five years, a move intended to augment the number of pregnancy and childbirth specialists in B.C.
May 4, 2012