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Development of midwifery services and birth centers

The RSFQ works to develop the profession and its specificity within the Quebec health system. Several birth center projects and new service points are being developed in different regions of Quebec.

See the list of existing birth centers and midwifery services as well as their parents’ committees.

To obtain support for the development of midwifery services, contact us.

Citizen organizations

Groupe M.A.M.A.N.

The Groupe M.A.M.A.N. defends and promotes the rights and respect for the dignity of women and families at the time of pregnancy and birth. For all details concerning a citizens’ group or a parents’ committee, here is the list available on their website.

Regroupement Naissance-Renaissance (RNR)

The Regroupement Naissance-Renaissance (RNR) is an independent provincial feminist community action organization, which acts as a force for social change for the humanization of the perinatal period by promoting the rights, power and commitment of women in all aspects of their perinatal experience.

Coalition pour la pratique sage-femme

The Coalition pour la pratique sage-femme defends the free choice of the place of birth (birthing centre, home or hospital). It supports all women who want to give birth with the assistance of a midwife and all citizen groups who want to have access to midwifery services and birthing centres. The Coalition is formed by groups of citizens and associations from the community movement, social economy and the women’s movement. On May 5, 2017, the Coalition officially launched its platform defining its objectives.

Current members of the Midwifery Coalition are:

– Association des étudiantes sages-femmes du Québec (AESFQ)*
– Association féminine d’éducation de l’action sociale (AFÉAS)
– Confédération des Organismes Familiaux du Québec (COFAQ)
– Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN)*
– Les Cercles des Fermières du Québec
– Fédération québécoise des organismes communautaires famille (FQOCF)
– Fédération des femmes du Québec (FFQ)
– Fédération du Québec pour le planning des naissances (FQPN)
– Groupe MAMAN, Mouvement pour l’autonomie dans la maternité et pour l’accouchement naturel*
– Regroupement Les sages-femmes du Québec (RSFQ)*
– Regroupement Naissance-Renaissance (RNR)*
– L’R des centres de femmes du Québec
– Réseau québécois d’action pour la santé des femmes (RQASF)
– Réseau des Centres de ressources périnatales (RCRP)*
– Serena Québec

(*Membres du comité de coordination)