GOLD Speakers


Bridget Lynch, RM, MA

  • Country: CAN

Bridget Lynch has been a midwife and midwifery activist for more than 35 years. She is the Past President of the International Confederation of Midwives, 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 is 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. During her career as a midwife, the time following birth has been her focus, both in her research and midwifery practice. Bridget has served many families from different cultures and learned from them about various postpartum practices. She has incorporated her 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.