Reports and Research

  • The National Aboriginal Health Organization call for papers on Inuit health and wellness is closed. Publication is expected in the fall 2012 issue of the Journal of Aboriginal Health.
  • Healthy Weight, Healthy Babies: Many mothers-to-be are aware that being overweight or obese is bad for their health, but they may not know that it can also threaten the health of their unborn child. Research led by Dr. Sarah D. McDonald from McMaster University has shown that overweight and obese women who become pregnant have an increased risk for premature delivery. See p. 9 in the BULLETIN ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT – VOLUME 10, NO 1 – DECEMBER 2011 issue.
    Author: Allison Palkhivala, Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development, 2011
  • Tobacco consumption during pregnancy and its association with psychosocial child development.
    Author: (2nd rev. ed.) Patricia Brennan, Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development, February 18, 2011
  • Prenatal cigarette smoke exposure: Effects on offspring  Author: Marie D. Cornelius & Natacha de Gennam, Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development, March 14, 2011
  • What Mothers Say: The Canadian Maternity Experiences Survey (Inuit, First Nations and Métis mothers were included in the survey)
    Author: Public Health Agency of Canada, 2009
    Web site | Report
  • Podcast: Aboriginal Midwifery in Canada
    In this 20 minute documentary, First Nations, Inuit and Métis midwives and representatives from Aboriginal organizations discuss the challenges, benefits and significance of Aboriginal women taking control of this most sacred ceremony and bringing it back home.
    Author: National Aboriginal Health Organization, 2008(?)
  • Report of Canadian Association of Midwives 2006 Annual Conference – Inuktitut
    Author: Inuit Tuttarvingat – NAHO, 2006
  • Report of Northern Childbirth Workshop
    Author: Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1990