Growing Families. Delivering Choice.

Why Choose a Registered Midwife?

Registered Midwives are specialists in low-risk pregnancy and birth and we view these as healthy and happy events. We believe that you are the best person to make decisions about your body and your baby - expect us to give you information and support you in making an informed choice.

OHIP-Funded

Free Care

Our personalized care is free to all residents of Ontario - with or without OHIP.

Our Expertise

Our Expertise

Midwives complete a rigorous University education program and are primary health care providers.

Comprehensive Care

Comprehensive Care

We provide care to you and your baby through pregnancy, labour and birth, and the first six weeks postpartum.

Choice of Birthplace

Choice of Birthplace

Healthy, low-risk clients can choose to give birth at TOH - Civic Campus, at home, or at the OBWC.

Learn more about our midwives.

We are team of dedicated primary health care professionals with a passion for maternal and newborn care.

We believe that pregnancy and birth are a healthy, normal part of the life cycle. Recognizing that complications do arise, we work closely with doctors, nurses, lactation consultants, doulas and other health professionals as needed.

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It’s National Indigenous People’s Day!

Indigenous people often have wonderful customs around pregnancy and birth. We love to support families in their expression of celebration when welcoming a new baby!

Check out some of the Indigenous People’s Day celebrations happening around the city this weekend, including the Summer Solstice festival at Vincent Massey Park! www.ottawasummersolstice.ca

Have a great weekend!
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It’s National Indigenous People’s Day! 

Indigenous people often have wonderful customs around pregnancy and birth. We love to support families in their expression of celebration when welcoming a new baby! 

Check out some of the Indigenous People’s Day celebrations happening around the city this weekend, including the Summer Solstice festival at Vincent Massey Park! https://www.ottawasummersolstice.ca 

Have a great weekend!

Happy belated FATHER’S DAY to all the dads out there! Thank you for all you do to support your families, whether traditional or not.

This photo tugs at our heart strings. Societal expectations often dictate that men should stay composed and not show emotion. Nuts to that! If you feel it and want to show it, you’re safe with us.

We love working alongside awesome dads to support our labouring people. 💗

[Photo belongs to @kpphotoinc on Instagram. Check out the Instagram account “dontforgetdads” for more wonderful dad photos.]
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Happy belated FATHER’S DAY to all the dads out there! Thank you for all you do to support your families, whether traditional or not. 

This photo tugs at our heart strings. Societal expectations often dictate that men should stay composed and not show emotion. Nuts to that! If you feel it and want to show it, you’re safe with us. 

We love working alongside awesome dads to support our labouring people. 💗

[Photo belongs to @kpphotoinc on Instagram. Check out the Instagram account “dontforgetdads” for more wonderful dad photos.]

🤰🏿🤰🏾🤰🏽🤰🏼🤰🏻🤰

C-SECTION

Sometimes even the best laid-out plans end up in an unexpected Caesarean section. And sometimes, a Caesarean section is planned because of some risk factor that makes a surgical birth safer for you/your baby, instead of labour/a vaginal birth.

Caesarean section surgeries are major abdominal surgeries, done by highly skilled obstetricians. Some good things to know about Caesarean sections are:

👉 Your midwife will be with you in the operating room to advocate for you, and to receive your baby
👉 You will have a whole team dedicated just for you, including obstetricians, registered nurses, and anaesthesiologists
👉 Your baby will have a team dedicated just for them, including a baby nurse, pediatrician and your midwife
👉 Your partner/companion will wait outside the room until you are fully prepped for surgery, and then will be invited in to sit next to you and be your support
👉 It is necessary to have an IV inserted for surgery, as well as an indwelling urine catheter, and a spinal epidural to make sure you don’t feel any pain during the procedure
👉 If you and baby are stable, you can do skin to skin with your baby once they have been checked over! 🥰
👉 It is recommended that you stay in hospital for 48h after your c-section, to ensure you are stable enough to go home

C-Section births are BIRTHS! 💪 We are here to support you regardless of your mode of delivery.

Did you have a positive c-section experience? Share with us below! 👌👌👌

[Happiest c-section baby ever 😂 by The Birth Hour on instagram]
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🤰🏿🤰🏾🤰🏽🤰🏼🤰🏻🤰

C-SECTION 

Sometimes even the best laid-out plans end up in an unexpected Caesarean section. And sometimes, a Caesarean section is planned because of some risk factor that makes a surgical birth safer for you/your baby, instead of labour/a vaginal birth. 

Caesarean section surgeries are major abdominal surgeries, done by highly skilled obstetricians. Some good things to know about Caesarean sections are:

👉 Your midwife will be with you in the operating room to advocate for you, and to receive your baby
👉 You will have a whole team dedicated just for you, including obstetricians, registered nurses, and anaesthesiologists
👉 Your baby will have a team dedicated just for them, including a baby nurse, pediatrician and your midwife 
👉 Your partner/companion will wait outside the room until you are fully prepped for surgery, and then will be invited in to sit next to you and be your support 
👉 It is necessary to have an IV inserted for surgery, as well as an indwelling urine catheter, and a spinal epidural to make sure you don’t feel any pain during the procedure 
👉 If you and baby are stable, you can do skin to skin with your baby once they have been checked over! 🥰
👉 It is recommended that you stay in hospital for 48h after your c-section, to ensure you are stable enough to go home 

C-Section births are BIRTHS! 💪 We are here to support you regardless of your mode of delivery. 

Did you have a positive c-section experience? Share with us below! 👌👌👌

[Happiest c-section baby ever 😂 by The Birth Hour on instagram]

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I can not thank Helen enough for being there through my 2 c-sections. The first one was unexpected and took a toll on me emotionally. Second time around, she listened to my concerns and was therefore me through it out. You are one a kind Helen ❤️

Had a not so great experience leading up to my c section but Val came in and saved the day and me feel so much better and at ease about everything. I don’t know what we would have done without her support ❤️

Sarah was my rock during my c-section. Due to complications later in my pregnancy I was a transfer of care and delivered via planned c-section. Even though it had been fully explained to me, emotions overtook me when I saw all of those unfamiliar faces in the room. Sarah's voice and calming presence was the one thing that kept me grounded until my husband was able to join us in the delivery room. I will never be able to thank her enough for being there to support our 1st sweet baby boy into this world.

My fifth baby was a home birth turned transfer, followed by a surgical birth. Claudia was my rock (as always) and by my side the whole time, with Sarah as second. I wrote about it here: melissadimock.com/blog/2017/8/2/the-back-up-plan-a-birth-story We had our 6th baby by VBAC this past April, and I was so thrilled to have my lovely Claudia there once more. All births are "real" births. 😊

Christie was my midwife and she was amazing thru it all! I also had an unplanned c-section. I had a very positive experience with Her support!! My little man will be 1 this month. Thank you Christie !!

Both of my c-sections were positive - and made better by the amazing support of my midwives and doula ❤️❤️ I was terrified during the c-section of my first birth (unexpected 🤷‍♀️), and before my partner could come in the OR my midwife was my rock, I’ll never forget her gently touching my cheek for comfort as I shed tears. So thankful! ❤️❤️

I did not have a pleasant first c-section but am looking forward to a do-overin a few weeks with Val supporting me!

Hoping that all our clients, colleagues, and all their loved ones are safe and well after the tornadoes in the area today! ... See moreSee less

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