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Midwifery is a growing presence in Alberta, but barriers remain, association says

Midwifery is a growing presence in Alberta, but barriers remain, association says

The Alberta Association of Midwives says while midwifery has been funded in Alberta for almost a decade and the number of midwives is growing fast, they still can’t keep up with demand. The association held its first-ever conference on the Tsuut’ina First Nation, another milestone marking the rapid growth of the profession in Alberta. Association president Nicole Matheson, who practices in Rocky Mountain House, spoke from the AAM’s new office, a big step up from where things were when she joined the board in 2012, when there was no staff, no office, and boxes of records in people’s basements.