Association of Nova Scotia Midwives says province needs to expand midwifery program

The association representing midwives in Nova Scotia says the province needs to expand its midwifery program and improve support for existing midwives.

Nova Scotia currently has 11 full-time midwives in Halifax, Antigonish and on the South Shore, around one midwife per 87,000 Nova Scotians.

The Association of Nova Scotia Midwives says the province needs to invest in an expanded midwifery program so anyone in any part of the province can access the service.

The provincial NDP introduced legislation in March that suggested the government aim to have one midwife for every 14,000 residents in each of the province's health zones.