How Midwives Save You Money

Due to the high-quality, personalized maternity care that midwives provide, many people assume that hiring an Ontario midwife is expensive and unaffordable. That couldn’t be further from the truth. First of all, midwifery care is free! This is true whether you have OHIP or not. Midwifery care is funded by …

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Are Midwives as Safe as Doctors? YUP.

In Ontario, registered midwives are regulated by the College of Ontario Midwives. This means that midwifery care is quality controlled by the same mechanism as doctors and nurses. Midwives order all the same routine blood, urine and ultrasound tests as doctors. Midwifery care is paid for by the Ministry of …

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5 Tips to preventing infection in pregnancy.

We live in a time where we have all heard the term “Superbugs” but what are they?  How can we protect ourselves and our families?  What are we supposed to look for? When we think of bugs, most of us can already feel our skin crawl.  Whether it be insect …

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How do you become a midwife, anyway? Did you do a weekend course?

Yes, someone actually asked me that. In short, no. A degree in midwifery is not a weekend course. Long story, well, long… Midwifery is a four-year Bachelor of Health Sciences degree. In Ontario, the Midwifery Education Program (MEP) is a consortium offered through three universities: Laurentian University, Ryerson University, and …

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