Maternal health in Canadian Aboriginal communities: challenges and opportunities

J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2009 Oct;31(10):956-62. doi: 10.1016/s1701-2163(16)34325-0.


In response to the direct and indirect consequences of removing birthing practices from communities, Canada is exploring new initiatives to return childbirth to Aboriginal communities. Lessons learned and insights into this major problem can be used internationally to plan efforts to reduce maternal mortality in low-resource countries around the world.

MeSH terms

  • Canada
  • Female
  • Health Policy*
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Humans
  • Maternal Health Services*
  • Maternal Welfare*
  • Midwifery
  • Parturition
  • Pregnancy