Past President, International Confederation of Midwives; Past President, Association of Ontario Midwives; 

YWCA Woman of Distinction; Fellow, Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada

Coming soon
  1. Van Wagner et al. Perinatal outcomes for four Toronto midwifery practices; exploring best practices for normal birth.  CJMRP. Vol 13:3. 2014.
  2. Serour G, Cabral S, Lynch B. Stillbirths: the professional organizations’ perspective.  The Lancet, Vol 377: 9776.  April 2011.
  3. Bhutta Z, Bridges A, Bustreo F, Lynch B, Okong P,  Harris J, Schaller J, Tours K. Delivering services and influencing policy: Health care professionals join forces to improve maternal, newborn, and child health. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 105 (2009) 271–274.
  4. Lynch B. Bloodstains and international bonds. CJMRP. Vol 6:2. 2007.
  5. Lynch B. Midwifery in the 21st century; the politics of economics, medicine and health. JMWH. Vol 50;1. 2005;
  6. Lynch B. Care for the caregiver. Midwifery. 18. 2002.;

Book Chapter:

  1. Lynch B. Welcoming our differences: daughters with developmental delays. Mothering teens: understanding the adolescent years. Kaufman M, ed. Gynergy Books. Toronto. 1997;
Bridget Lynch RM, MA
Associate Professor


As a faculty member, my abiding joy is sharing my passion for the politics and practice of midwifery with students in our program. As one of the first midwives to be regulated in the province of Ontario, I have been engaged in a decades long career steeped in the politics of maternal and newborn health. This has led me to not only become the first head of the Division of Midwifery at several Toronto hospitals, but to also serve to strengthen the profession at the provincial, national and international levels. I have worked with UN Agencies, international professional healthcare associations and governments of low-resource countries to support the growth and quality of midwifery services globally. While President of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), I led the organization in developing global standards for the education and regulation of midwifery in all countries. At the same time, since the day I entered the profession I have been both a clinical and academic teacher, while also carrying on a clinical practice.

It has been said that the time after birth is the orphaned child of perinatal care. My particular area of interest and research has been to better understand the needs of the newborn and parents in those first days and weeks following birth in order to further develop ways in which midwives can best support them to have those needs met.