**COVID Restrictions - 1 support person/partner may attend appointments. No children during this time and masks are mandatory**
WELCOME TO DURHAM AND MARKHAM MIDWIVES
Midwifery Services of Durham & Markham Stouffville Midwives provide complete low-risk prenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. Our focus is on caring for mothers and babies in different settings, and a shared respect for childbearing individuals, their families and communities. We provide care to those who live in the Durham and South York Region, with hospital privileges at Markham Stouffville Hospital.
ABOUT DURHAM & MARKHAM MIDWIVES
Midwifery Services of Durham was the first and only midwifery clinic in the Durham Region after legislation in 1994, comprised of a small group of midwives caring for clients across the region. We were one if the first practices in Ontario to get hospital privileges after legislation, with first midwife attended birth in hospital in Canada. In 2009, Midwifery Services of Durham opened up a satellite practice in Markham known as Markham Stouffville Midwives. Over the last 20 years, our practice has grown and now consists of 13 registered midwives. We are a diverse group of midwives comprised of, many backgrounds, languages, university faculty members, community leaders, and hospital leaders.
We ask for your cooperation and understanding while we provide care for our clients through this challenging period.
Because we work with a vulnerable population, and in order to keep our clients and staff safe we have limited the number of individuals who are in and out of our office. Although we know this will likely be an inconvenience for many of our clients our only goal is to keep everyone healthy so that we can continue to provide care to all of our clients.
To learn more about the changes we've made visit our dedicated COVID-19 page.
Providing prenatal care as early as 8-10 weeks. It is best to contact us as soon as you are pregnant by filling out our intake form.
Postpartum and Newborn care is provided for the first 6 weeks of age including, assistance with breastfeeding and general newborn care.
Our clinics have privileges at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Those who decide to have a hospital birth and under our care will deliver there.
Our Durham clinic is located in the heart of Pickering Village, in the town of Ajax, ON. We also have a satellite clinic, The Markham Stouffville Midwives, located in Markham near the Hospital
How can I access a Midwife?
Midwifery care is accessible to those who are pregnant. Midwifery Services is covered by the Ministry of Health for those who carry a valid Ontario Health Card, so consumers are not required to pay for their care. Special funding is available for Non-OHIP residents of Ontario, however not all services will be covered. For more details about Non-OHIP, please give our office a call.
Why Choose a Midwife?
Midwives are specialists in normal birth. The preventative, continuous and personalized care of midwives can result in fewer complications during labour and delivery. Midwives set time in prenatal visits to discuss clients' concerns and questions, and to provide information to assist in making decisions in pregnancy. We also provide continuous care in the postpartum period for up to 6 weeks