Midwives Association of NWT (CAM Report) - DRAFT
Currently there are two midwifery programs running in the NWT; in Fort
Smith and . Yellowknife. Gisela Becker and Lesley Paulette work in Fort
Currently there are two midwifery programs running in the NWT; in Fort Smith and
Yellowknife. Gisela Becker and Lesley Paulette work in Fort Smith providing prenatal
and postnatal care for all childbearing families in that area with a community birth rate of
50-60 percent. Heather Redshaw works in a solo practice in Yellowknife and provides
services to 6-7% of women from her community. Demand for midwifery services
continues to outnumber the program's capacity.
There has been interest from other NWT communities to obtain and provide midwifery
services, however there has been no additional midwifery positions funded this past year.
PO Box 995
Fort Smith, NT