Edmonton's Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth was formed in 1979 as a consumer group concerned with choices in childbirth.
ASAC’s mission is to help women to have better births.
ASAC envisions a world in which every woman gives birth with dignity, and experiences an empowered transition into motherhood, allowing her children to have the best start possible to their lives.
Examples of what we actually do:
1) Educate women about pregnancy, birth and parenting.
- Publish Birth Issues magazine, presenting current options in pregnancy, birth and parenting
- Maintain an extensive library of books, periodicals and DVD’s
- Maintain a wealthy resource of information on midwifery, Doula’s, VBAC
- Present an informational lecture series on a rotating schedule
- Host guest speakers and special events
- Publish fact Sheets
- Outreach to general public at Mom Pop & Tot Fair, Women’s Shows, Baby fairs, etc
2) Create community and support for new families
- Host a playgroup
- Hold monthly meetings
- Present birth movie screenings
- Support other local birthing groups such as DAE, VBAC and AAM
3) Work to increase the number of midwives in Northern Alberta
- Provide midwifery scholarships
- Lobby for midwifery education
- Encourage political action, letter writing campaigns
4) Improve birthing conditions for local women
- Donating birth stools to Lois Hole Hospital
- Campaigning to change water birth bans at local hospitals
- Encourage cooperation between local childbirth care providers
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 March 2013 17:48 )