Midwives provide care for their clients throughout pregnancy, labour and birth, and the first 6 weeks after your baby is born. Our midwives can attend your birth at home, at the Michael Garron Hospital or at the Toronto Birth Centre; the midwives will give you information to make decisions that are right for you and your family. One of your midwives will always be on call for urgent concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be cared for by well-trained, sensitive female caregivers that respect individual needs of the families in our community. Cultural sensitivity is an important aspect of the care your midwives will provide.
Midwives are fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and offer complete care for you and your newborn baby; you do not need to see a family doctor or an obstetrician in addition to your midwives. If complications arise, our midwives will consult with the appropriate specialists such as obstetricians, pediatricians and lactation consultants.