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I asked for good news and people are taking it to heart! Here's Mary J. Blakley's good news for us to read.

"I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on December 29th, and saw two midwives for all of my care.  I had planned a homebirth but had to transfer to the hospital due to meconium in the waters,
and you know what?  I love the fact that Ontario has very strict guidelines for who can and cannot homebirth, along with reasons for transfer.  Was my birth everything I had wanted?  No, but that's okay.  I was well-respected and supported in the hospital, and our community midwives are well-integrated into the Ontario health care system (some places are still working out the kinks, but I felt my local hospital created a wonderful cooperative team environment
for midwives, OBs, nurses, and GPs).

"My good news is that my daughter is healthy, happy, and HUGE, and we recently celebrated the milestone of exclusively breastfeeding for her first six months of life.  It was a lot of work and involved so much support from so many people and resources, but I am thrilled that we accomplished this goal.  Georgia recently started solids, and does not appear to enjoy sweet potato.  I think my breasts are her favourite thing in the world."

Wonderful Mary! Congratulations to all of you.

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This IS great news! What joy! I was asked to transport to the hospital by my midwife in labour with my second child. We went, and I ended up being treated just great. It sadly isn't the same for all transferring moms and their midwives here in Quebec, but I am really glad I had the nice hospital birth I did.

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