I must pause to say a sincere, heartfelt THANK YOU for all
that you do. For not bending when the winds rush your
way. For speaking up on behalf of those who cannot speak
for themselves. For fully acknowledging that intactivism
is a necessary component of gentle birth, human rights,
and even of women's health. It is such an honor to have
your site as one that I am able to send
clients/friends/family to and never worry that they will
get myths/misconceptions, or that they will be left
hanging with a lack of information (as is ubiquitously
the case today). Simply, thank you. For who you are and
all that you do. The world is truly a better place
because of you!
. . . . .
You're the one...
keep up the good fight for us all, past and future.
In the present you've been there for all the caring, thinking mothers who wanted more, and because of you, got
I'm honoured to know you, to be able to say I know you well enough to
Owner, Small Planet Health Foods,
Former La Leche League Leader,
Mother of 4,
Activist with Raging Grannies
. . . . .
Gloria Lemay has been such a leader out
on the West coast of Canada, she has stretched the
boundaries of what is possible in birth and what we
define as normal. When we rule the world she should get
a medal and a huge pension.
. . . . .
“I love you to the bones and
back. To the moon and back. To the universe and beyond
and back, and even MORE than that doubled and
Nancy Wainer Cohen, midwife and author of “Silent
Knife” and “Open Season”
UPCOMING BIRTH EVENTS IN VANCOUVER, BC.
Vancouver Midwifery Study Group.
The next Study Group begins Fri., Jan. 15, 2010 and
extends into time about a year. It is 44 Friday evenings
of instruction. 4 Semesters of 10 classes plus an exam
on the 11th week of the semester for that period. Each
semester costs $ 375 and fees must be paid in full on the
first day of the semester.
This course is designed to support he education of women
with families—we break during school holidays when the
children are home. In 2010, the instructor will be away
for most of the month of May so there will be a break
then, too. Class begins promptly at 7 p.m. and
ends at 11 p.m. There is a dress code for the class—you
are expected to look like a health professional in
training. Pregnant women will be attending many of the
classes to give students a chance to use models for
various skill training.
The course is not for accreditation or government
credentialing of any kind.
Students will proceed at varying pace through the
classes and there will
be homework each week. To be accepted into the Study
Group, students must submit letters of referral from at
least two teachers, employers, or personal mentors.
Location: West 16th and Cambie area. Harmony Wellness
Centre, 736 W. 16th Ave., Vancouver (between Cambie and
For more information on the course, please contact
Gloria Lemay at
birth(at)uniserve.com or call 604 737 7063.
2010 Midwifery Study Group class subjects:
Female Pelvis-anatomy and physiology
Prenatal Clinic visit
Palpation, Blood pressure
Rh negative blood type
Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
Cervix—assessing dilation, pap smears, colposcopy, HPV
Herbs and vitamins
First semester exam
Gestational diabetes prevention, screening
Anemia and blood work
Cardio Pulmonary resuscitation of baby (this class will
be held at St. John’s Ambulance, Cambie and 41st Ave.)
Genetics for midwives
Suturing the perineum, preventing tears
Placenta (cut and clamp cord, examining)
Twins and breech presentations
Teaching childbirth education
Second semester exam
PKU test and care of the newborn
Hemorrhage—prevention and control
Infertility and endometriosis
Paperwork—charting, registration of births, parent
Post Partum birth control
Cord Prolapse, vasa previa, placenta previa
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
Sexually transmitted diseases
Third semester exam
Emotions, Dreams and visualizations (Summer break
Multiparity, siblings at birth
Intact infant penis, Jaundice in the newborn
Induction of birth
Miscarriage, Death, Grief counseling
Prematurity—prevention and problems
Epidurals and forceps
Setting up a practice and making a profit
Final exam of the year’s work
604 737 7063
Fees: $375 per semester payable on the first day
Dress code (click for more
Next Study Group Starts Friday, January 15, 2010
Time 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Harmony Wellness Centre, 736 W. 16th Ave., Vancouver BC
Gloria Lemay teaching on the
Information on a 12 session series that Gloria is
presenting as a webinar. Each class is 90 minutes long.
All you need is your tuition, a phone line, and high
speed internet connection.
|Advisory Board Member of the International Cesarean Awareness Network.
1997 Nominee for the Vancouver YWCA "Woman of Distinction Award" in Health.