Recent News

  • Register for Online Admission Information Sessions in November 2020

    November 4, 2020
    • Midwifery Education Program
    Register Now for Online McMaster Midwifery Admission Information Sessions in November 2020. Registration is now open for our High School and College Applicant Session (November 14) and our University Applicant Session (November 21).
  • Excellence in Midwifery Student Leadership Scholarship

    October 19, 2020
    • News Article
    The McMaster Midwifery Education Program (MEP) recognizes that students who identify as Indigenous and/or racialized contribute to the program in valuable ways which may not always be validated. To recognize these contributions, the MEP is creating a scholarship to honour Indigenous and racialized students who exemplify our ideals of contributing to the profession, adding value to the health care system, and advocating for all clients. This award recognizes outstanding midwifery student leadership in client care, community outreach and/or engagement in campus life.
  • Online Midwifery Admission Meetings Now Available

    October 8, 2020
    • Midwifery Education Program
    Midwifery Education Program Admission Assistant Aaron Allen is now available for One-on-One Virtual Meetings to answer your McMaster Midwifery admission questions. BOOK YOUR SESSION NOW: https://calendly.com/allenaa/bookmeeting
  • Home births have fewer interventions and adverse maternal outcomes: an international study

    April 7, 2020
    • News Article
    Prior research by McMaster University researchers has shown that babies born to low risk women intending to give birth at home have the same outcomes as those born to similarly low risk women who give birth in hospital. In this companion paper, McMaster researchers investigated outcomes among low-risk pregnant women who intend to give birth at home vs. in a hospital, specifically looking at the occurrence of birth interventions and maternal outcomes.
  • COVID-19: Closure of Physical MEP Office Spaces

    March 16, 2020
    • Midwifery Education Program
    In the spirit of social distancing, the physical MEP office located in the Health Sciences Centre (HSC 4H24) at McMaster University, will be closed starting Monday March 16th.
  • More romantic partners means more support, polyamorous couples say

    November 11, 2019 by Elizabeth Darling, Erika Arseneau, and Samantha Landry
    • News Article
    Polyamory is an increasingly common relationship choice. Although polyamorous families provide great support for themselves internally, they report experiencing marginalization within the health-care system and fear of judgment by health-care providers.
  • Midwifery @ Fall Preview - November 16, 2019

    November 7, 2019
    • Midwifery Education Program
    The Midwifery Education Program would like to invite all prospective applicants to the November 2019 McMaster Fall Preview to meet the students, staff, and faculty of the Midwifery Education Program.
  • Study finds polyamorous families face stigma during pregnancy and birth

    October 15, 2019 by Tina Depko
    • News Article
    Polyamorous families experience marginalization during pregnancy and birth, but with open, nonjudgmental attitudes from health-care providers and changes to hospital policies, this can be reduced, says research from McMaster University.
  • Home births as safe as hospital births: international study

    August 8, 2019
    • News Article
    A large international study led by McMaster University shows that low risk pregnant women who intend to give birth at home have no increased chance of the baby’s perinatal or neonatal death compared to other low risk women who intend to give birth in a hospital. The results have been published by The Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine journal.
  • Manitoba midwifery students mark special convocation at McMaster

    May 28, 2019
    • Midwifery Education Program
    • News Article
    When the Bachelor of Health Sciences degrees in midwifery are conferred at McMaster University today, there will be 12 special graduates from Manitoba.
  • Manitoba midwifery students mark special convocation at McMaster

    May 23, 2019
    • News Article
    When the Bachelor of Health Sciences degrees in midwifery are conferred at McMaster University today, there will be 12 special graduates from Manitoba. The class of midwifery students had completed their first year of training at the University of Manitoba when their program was discontinued, and McMaster and the University of Manitoba formed a partnership enabling the students to take the McMaster program while remaining in Manitoba.
  • Dr. Hutton awarded the sixth annual Mohide Lectureship Award

    May 10, 2019
    • News Article
    Dr. Hutton was recently awarded the sixth annual Mohide Lectureship Award. Dr. Hutton’s paper entitled “Urinary stress incontinence and other maternal outcomes 2 years after caesarean or vaginal birth for twin pregnancy: a multicentre randomised trial” was selected for this award.
  • Is a home birth as safe as a hospital birth

    May 6, 2019
    • Midwifery Education Program
  • McMaster completes first Canadian midwifery textbook

    March 12, 2019 by Tina Depko
    • News Article
    McMaster University’s Midwifery Education Program has released the final instalment of a collection of interactive ebooks that comprise Canada’s first midwifery textbook.
  • Laura Banfield, Librarian, Health Sciences Library

    January 21, 2019
    • Midwifery Education Program
  • Hutton family, friends bursary helping midwifery students survive financially

    December 6, 2018
    • Midwifery Education Program
    The Globe and Mail: The gift: $500,000 The cause: McMaster University The reason: To fund bursaries for students in the midwifery education program When Eileen Hutton retired as the assistant dean of McMaster University’s midwifery program last July, she was determined to do something to help students afford their education. The gift: $500,000 The cause: McMaster University The reason: To fund bursaries for students in the midwifery education program When Eileen Hutton retired as the assistant dean of McMaster University’s midwifery program last July, she was determined to do something to help students afford their education.
  • The Hutton-Kaufman Midwifery Bursary

    December 6, 2018
    • Midwifery Education Program
  • Midwifery bursary named for first two assistant deans

    October 10, 2018
    • News Article
    Eileen Hutton retired as assistant dean of McMaster’s midwifery program in July, but the professor emeritus has left more than a legacy of research and education excellence.
  • The Crown Point Family Health Centre

    September 18, 2018
    • Midwifery Education Program
    Kate Demers is a past graduate of the McMaster Midwifery Education Program, a practicing midwife at Community Midwives of Hamilton, and an Assistant Professor who is teaching Midwifery the Profession this fall. Kate is also an instructor for the NRP and FHSL courses the MEP offers to students, community midwives and other health professionals. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Kate has recently become involved in an MEP partnership with the Crown Point Family Health Centre in Hamilton in a lead role.