Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a doctor to refer me to midwifery care?

No. You can book an appointment yourself by calling us at (705) 745-7640. You can come to an initial visit to find out more about midwifery care. Please call as soon as you know your are pregnant so that a spot will be available for you.

Do I need to pay any fees for midwifery care?

Midwifery care has been registered in Ontario since 1994. All costs are covered by Ontario Ministry of Health. Bring your health card along with you to your first visit.

Can I have an obstetrician in addition to my midwife?

Registered midwives are primary care-givers. We provide complete care through normal pregnancies for low-risk women and for healthy babies, up to six weeks after the birth. If there are any complications that arise during pregnancy, birth, or postpartum, your midwife will consult with the appropriate care-giver (family physician, obstetrician, or pediatrician). Midwives are also trained to deal with immediate emergencies through on-going training and re-certification in Emergency Skills, Neonatal Resuscitation, and CPR. In the case of a transfer of primary care to a specialist, your midwife will still remain involved, and provide supportive care. When the situation resolves, your care will be transferred back to the midwife.

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