What is a Midwife?
Midwives are experts in normal childbirth and provide high-quality, evidence-based care throughout pregnancy, labour and the first six weeks postpartum.
Prenatal visits are most often in our clinic, while the first 2 weeks of postpartum care are provided in your home.
Midwifery care is founded on:
Midwives support clients to make decisions about their care. Our role is to help you get the information you need to make informed decisions. We bring our knowledge and experience to every discussion. We have a lending library, and encourage you to access other resources to help inform your decisions. We respect your right to make choices that are right for you and your family.
Choice of birthplace
Midwives are trained to attend birth both in hospital and at home. We hold privileges at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH). We discuss the risks and benefits of hospital and home birth at your prenatal appointments to assist you in making an informed decision. CGMH offers monthly tours of their birthing unit. We also host a Choice of Birthplace Information Night four times a year at our clinic, where midwives facilitate a small group discussion and answer questions about home and hospital birth. We want you to give birth where you feel safest and most comfortable.
Continuity of Care
Midwives provide complete care throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and the first six weeks of your baby’s life. You will be assigned to a small team of midwives who will be responsible for your care throughout pregnancy. This allows you to develop a relationship of trust with your midwives. A midwife from your team will attend your birth in the primary role and catch your baby, and a midwife from the other team will attend to care for the baby and assist your primary midwife. Clients can contact their team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with urgent concerns.
The Communities we serve
The communities we serve include, but aren't limited to: Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, The Blue Mountains, Stayner, New Lowell, Creemore, Angus, Clarksburg, Mansfield, Clearview, Badjeros, Singhampton, Feversham.
Call us to find out if we serve your community.
We care for families planning to birth at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, or at home in one of the above areas.