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Alberta maternity care in a crisis: report

The Maternity Care Consumers of Alberta Network has released a new report on the state of maternity care in the province.

The report claims that maternity care in Alberta right now is in a bit of a crisis.

Advocate Rebecca Edwards Rabiey says ideally they’d like to see group of maternity care experts tasked with creating a clear vision and strategy for the province.

“We’re really finding that in rural and remote areas especially the services are really limited, so we’re looking at enacting a taskforce that represents urban, rural, remote, and diverse populations.”

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The group spent about 5 months earlier this year surveying nearly 1,400 people across the province, and used that information to help create the report.

A follow up meeting with Peace River residents will be held in a few months time.

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