‘It’s heartbreaking’: B.C.’s midwife shortage claims South Okanagan’s only clinic

Global News: Reaction is pouring in as the South Okanagan’s only midwifery clinic announced its upcoming closure after a decade of offering maternity care to expectant mothers. “It is really sad, to be honest,” said Summerland mother Erin Carlson, who gave birth twice at home in 2017 and 2020 with the support of Willow Community Midwives. “I don’t think I was shocked, because I know the pandemic has taken a lot of shock value away from a lot of different things.

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