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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.

Please complete our online intake form 

We offer Prenatal Classes that run for 6 weeks at a time. Find out more by clicking here!

Learn more about our practice, hospital and Midwifery

Our Services

Prenatal Care

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.

Newborn Care

Postpartum and Newborn care is provided for the first 6 weeks of age including, assistance with breastfeeding and general newborn care.

Hospital Association

Our clinics have privileges at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Those who decide to have a hospital birth and under our care will deliver there.

Our Clinic

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

OUR SATELLITE LOCATION 

In 2009, Midwifery Services of Durham opened a clinic in Markham, also known as Markham Stouffville Midwives. If you live in the South York Region, or in Durham and find the Markham location more convenient, you can contact their office to check availability.

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

GET IN TOUCH

We'd love to hear from you

Durham Site: durhammidwives@gmail.com

Markham Site: 

markhammidwives@gmail.com

Durham Site: 

905-427-5407

Markham Site: 

905-209-0330

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