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Labrador midwifery may be making a comeback

Not so long ago, midwives were a common sight in coastal and central Labrador. They were a key part of the Grenfell mission, were never officially recognized, licensed or registered. In 1990, Pamela Brown came to Labrador to work as a midwife. But over time, midwifery fell out of favour, and most midwives were replaced by obstetric nurses. But there may be a place for midwives in our health care system again. The provincial government passed legislation to pave the way for midwives. Pamela Brown spoke to the CBC’s Bailey White about where things stand now.

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