Access to Midwifery Care in Ontario and Socioeconomic Status
This multiple methods study examined the relationship between socio-economic status (SES) and access to midwifery care services in Ontario. We used quantitative methods to examine the SES of people who access midwifery services and explore if this changed over time, how the SES of midwifery clients compared to the SES of people whose births were attended by physicians, and any regional variations in access to midwifery services based on socio-economic status. We also used qualitative methods to explore the barriers and facilitators to midwifery care for people of low SES and the work that midwives do to mitigate barriers to midwifery care.
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