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 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.
Meet The Team
In 1994 Midwifery Services of Durham gained privileges at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) is a progressive community hospital focused on the needs of our rapidly growing communities.
Midwifery Services of Durham has a lasting and strong relationship with Markham Stouffville Hospital since 1994.
In 2014 Markham Stouffville Hospital completed their renovations and expansion of the Maternal Ward. Each room has special lighting, comfortable seating for you and your partner and your family. Each room has a large Jacuzzi for your use and birthing balls and squat bars to assist you with coping in labour.
In September 2014 the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recognized Markham Stouffville Hospital for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams, and MSH was presented with the AOM’s inaugural Hospital Integration Award.
In 2018 Markham expanded its maternal ward again – this time creating a new unit that is Midwifery Lead, called the Alongside Midwifery Unit (AMU)
Midwives at Markham Stouffville Hospital work to their full scope of practice including managing oxytocin and monitoring epidurals.
To learn more about the hospital and the unit we deliver at, please visit the link below.
WE'RE A TEACHING PRACTICE
We are a teaching practice and encourage our clients to take the opportunity to have a student midwife involved in their care.
Depending on their level, the student's role in your care may range from observation, to conducting visits independently and having hands on clinical skills during your care.
In every circumstance there will be a Registered Midwife available for mentoring.