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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost associated with midwifery care?

No. Midwifery care is free to all residents of Ontario. You do not need to have an OHIP card.

Do I need a referral to see a midwife?
No. A referral is not necessary. Please complete the
request for care form if you are interested in care. 

Do I need a doctor and a midwife?
No. A midwife is a primary care provider that specializes in low risk pregnancies. You will only need to see your family physician for non-pregnancy related concerns.


Your midwife will be able to provide all the necessary care for you and your baby throughout pregnancy, birth and for the first six weeks postpartum. This includes ordering ultrasounds, bloodwork and prescriptions related to common pregnancy, postpartum and newborn concerns.


If complications arise, midwives consult with the appropriate healthcare professional including family doctors, obstetricians, and pediatricians. If a pregnancy becomes high risk, midwives provide supportive care. We will continue to provide supportive care and resume the role of care provider once the concerns have resolved.


Feel free to call the office to discuss your unique situation.

What if something goes wrong with my pregnancy, during labour or with my baby?

For healthy individuals, pregnancy, labour and birth typically is uncomplicated and normal.


Midwives specialize in low-risk, normal pregnancies, but are also trained in how to deal with emergency situations. In the event of a complication or emergency, midwives work with, consult or transfer care to an appropriate specialist as needed.



Do I have to deliver my baby at home?
No. Midwives offer a choice of birthplace. You can deliver your baby at home, in the clinic birth suite, at London Health Sciences Centre or Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital.

Do I have to have a ‘drug-free’ labour?
No. There are different options for pain relief, including an epidural at the hospital.

What are your Covid-19 protocols?

We no longer mandate masking in healthcare settings as we follow the recommendations set out by London Health Sciences Centre.

We do ask that if you or any of your close family members are unwell to please mask in healthcare settings as well as during routine home visits in order to keep our midwives and clients healthy so they can look after you. 

Thank you for respecting this decision to keep the midwives and clients as safe as possible especially during the vulnerable pregnancy and postpartum period.

If you are a midwifery client with any symptoms of Covid-19 , or if you are self-isolating for any reason, please do not present yourself at clinic. Instead call ahead and make alternate arrangements with your midwife.

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