A midwife is a professionally trained primary care provider who cares for women during normal pregnancy, labour and birth and for both mother and baby for the first six weeks of the postpartum period.
Midwives can order any blood work, tests and ultrasounds if needed and they can prescribe antibiotics and some other medications. They consult with other professional care providers within the community and occasional further afield.
Our service is fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and is of no cost to you.
You do not need a referral from your family doctor.
Simply call us or complete an intake form and we will assess whether or not you are a suitable candidate for midwifery care and contact you.
We provide primary care to women during pregnancy, labour and birth and for six weeks during the postpartum period. Our care is founded on respect for pregnancy.
Clinic appointments are held in Collingwood and Midland and we attend your birth at home and at Collingwood General & Marine, Orillia Soldier's Memorial Hospital and Georgian Bay hospital in Midland.
In order to better serve our clients within our large rural catchment area (approximately 3200 km2), On January 1, 2017, Midwives Nottawasaga will be establishing a second full service clinic location at the Chigamik Community Health Centre in Midland. This will allow our clients to choose the location that best meets their needs.
The Collingwood Clinic will continue to operate out of its location on Beachwood Road, and the midwives there will continue to offer births at home or at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH).
The Midland Clinic will expand its current operations within the Chigamik Community Health Centre, and the midwives there will offer births at home, Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH - Midland) and Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH).
Beginning January 1, 2017, clients will have access to more local midwifery care including: a dedicated Midland team of midwives, expanded clinic hours, a lending library with books and DVDs, ongoing workshops and educational events. Families receiving care in Midland starting January 1, 2017 will communicate, book appointments and access midwifery care through Chigamik Community Health Centre.
We would like to thank Chigamik Community Health Centre for recognizing the need for expanded midwifery services in Midland and the surrounding area. The midwives of the Midland Clinic look forward to establishing better roots in the community and welcoming more families into midwifery care!
Until January 1, 2017 please continue to contact Midwives Nottawasaga at 705-446-2511 or email@example.com for more information about midwifery care and our upcoming changes. We will provide new contact information for the Midland site in the new year.