The Midwives’ Clinic is accepting new clients who want a midwife in Toronto during pregnancy, labour and birth and the first 6 weeks after your baby is born. You can fill out our intake form here. 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.
We primarily accept clients from the communities of East York, Thorncliffe Park, Flemington Park, Leaside, Wexford, Rosedale, Don Mills, and East Scarborough areas of Parkwood and Victoria Village. We also take clients beyond this catchment area as long as it is within the Greater Toronto Area. We have midwives who speak English, Urdu, Persian, Dari, Farsi, French and Spanish. Our administrators speak English, Greek, Amharic, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, and some French.
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.
If you are a current or former client, come to our picnic or keep in touch with us on social media (see below for the links).
Worrying if you have CoVID-19?
Have you developed the common symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever (over 37.8C), new or worsening cough, and/or difficulty breathing? Do you have any of these other symptoms; sore throat, difficulty swallowing, new olfactory or taste disorders and upset stomach: with new or worsening nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain? Do you have any of these atypical symptoms such as red eyes, chills, headache, unexplained fatigue? Do have sneezing, a runny or a stuffed nose for no clear reason (such as seasonal allergies)?
You can read the Ministry of Health CoVID-19 Reference Document for Symptoms here. Please reach out to your midwife and/or call the testing centre at Michael Garron Hospital at 416-469-6858 to see if you qualify for testing. Don’t attend your clinic appointment but keep us updated by calling the clinic. In urgent situations, please page us.
COVID-19 Provincial Testing Guidance has been updated with new information if you want to learn more about testing.
Updated: Sept 15, 2020