Q: Do I have to pay for midwifery care?

A:  Midwifery care is completely covered by the Ministry of Health even if you do not have OHIP.

Q: Do I need a referral?

A:  You simply fill out the intake sheet on our website or call the office. You do not need a referral from your doctor.

Q: Do I still see a doctor?

A:  Midwives are completely responsible for all of your pregnancy care, including that of your baby. If you require care from a specialist, we will refer you.

Q: Do I have to have my baby at home?

A:  You decide where you want to have your baby. Although midwives are the only profession to provide home birth as a safe option, we are equally trained to manage hospital births.

Q: Can I still have a midwife if I am under 18 or over 35 years old?

A: Yes midwifery care is appropriate for any age group .

Q: Does having a midwife mean I can’t have anything for pain in labor?

A:  Although many midwifery clients deliver without drugs due to the extra support we provide, you still have the same options for pain relief in labor as you would with a doctor.

In this video it states a student will be at your birth.  Please note this is a personal decision and you may opt out of student participation at anytime.


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