Waiting for the Mid-Wife
Midwifery is hardly a new practice, but it has never been a part of the public health care system in this region.
Recently all three Maritime provinces have been looking at ways to bring mid-wifery into the mainstream.
The government of Nova Scotia has come closest, enacting legislation to regulate the practice of midwives and bring them under the auspices of district health authorities.
Yet many women in the province say it's a failed experiment, that it's more difficult than ever to deliver their babies with the help of a mid-wife.
Norma Jean Macphee brings us the story.