About

Bridget Lynch, RM

Founder & CEO

Bridget Lynch has been a midwife and midwifery activist for more than 35 years - she was one of the first 60 midwives to be regulated in the province of Ontario in 1994. She is a Past-President of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), where she led the development of global standards for the education and regulation of midwives worldwide. She is a Past-President of the Association of Ontario Midwives and a founding Board Member of the Canadian Association of Midwives. Bridget was an Assistant Professor in the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University, and was formerly the Head of the Division of Midwifery at three Toronto hospitals. Bridget is a founding partner of Community Midwives of Toronto.

 

The time following birth has been Bridget's focus, both in her research and midwifery practice.  Bridget attended well over a thousand births while practicing in Toronto.  After completing her Master's in Women Studies with a focus on Postpartum Care at York University, Bridget continued her research informally learning from cultures around the world about their unique postpartum practices in her capacity as President of the ICM.  Bridget has incorporated her passion, research and experience into her goal, which is to help parents make the early days and weeks after birth a peaceful and happy time for the whole family.  She has presented on this topic at conferences in North America, Australia and Europe.

 

The content offered through the First 40 Days Workshop is a culmination of Bridget's practice, experience, and research.  Please note, these workshops are inclusive of anyone/everyone who wants to form a strong bond with their baby and encourage a healthy recovery for the birth parent.  Bridget supports all birth plans and birthplaces.

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