Ontario midwives are primary care providers who can care for you through pregnancy, labour, and the first six to eight weeks after your baby is born.
Your midwife will:
- Be registered with the College of Midwives of Ontario and show evidence of it on request.
- Meet all standards of practice of the profession and stay current on best practices in maternal and newborn care. You can view the list of current College standards here.
- Ensure you receive all tests, examinations, check-ups, and referrals you require and accept. Your midwife will consult with a physician if it becomes necessary.
- Inform you about your choices and respect your decisions about your care.
- Answer your questions and listen to your concerns.
- Continue to care for you and care for your newborn for six to eight weeks after your baby is born.
The College maintains a public register which provides information about every midwife who practises in Ontario. You can search for midwives and midwifery practices on our public register.
If you have any questions about your midwife or midwifery practice, please contact us by phone 416.640.2252 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to report a concern or make a complaint, our professional conduct staff will be able to help. Learn more about the complaints process on our website, and contact the Professional Conduct department by email at email@example.com, or by telephone at 416.640.2252..
What to Expect from your Midwife
Choosing a midwife for your pregnancy, delivery, and the weeks after birth means receiving highly skilled, educated, safe, and ethical care from a regulated health professional.
In this video, learn more about what you can expect as a client from your midwife and from the College.