Frequently Asked Questions About Midwives
Below are common questions we receive about our midwifery services. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please give us a call, we’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Do I have to pay for midwifery care?
Midwifery care is completely covered by the Ministry of Health for permanent residents of Ontario. If you are unsure if you qualify please call our office for clarification.
Do I need a referral?
No. You simply fill out the intake sheet on our website or call the office. You do not need a referral from your doctor.
Do I still see a doctor?
You do not need to see a doctor for pregnancy-related care. Midwives are Primary Health Care Providers: meaning they provide complete pregnancy care, labour and delivery and the care of you and your baby until 6 weeks postpartum. Your midwife can order all of your routine bloodwork, ultrasounds, laboratory testing etc. If you or your newborn require care from a specialist, we will refer you.
Do I have to have my baby at home?
You decide where you want to have your baby. Although midwives are the only health care professionals to provide home birth as a safe option, we are equally trained to manage births in hospital.
Does having a midwife mean I can’t have anything for pain in labor?
Although many midwifery clients choose to 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 any time.