Full Scope Practice
We are a full scope practice, meaning you stay under our care for epidurals, Oxytocin Induction or Augmentation for labour
Our practice is running on our regular prenatal schedule. Clients will be seen in person on a regular basis.
Virtual appointments are optional, but in place for those who may be symptomatic/feeling unwell
We ask that you do not present to the clinic is you are feeling unwell or have any signs/symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been in contact with someone who is positive.
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For low risk healthy newborns:
1 in person assessment in the first 24 hours after birth to complete newborn screening for clients discharged early from hospital for you and baby only.
2 additional home visits around day 3 & 5 (these days could vary)
Weeks 2, 4 & 6 will be scheduled as an in clinic appointments.
WHERE WE DELIVER
The Alongside Midwifery Unit at Markham Stouffville hospital officially opened its doors on July 9th, 2018. The AMU is staffed by hospitalist midwives on the unit 24/7 who will facilitate and organize consultations and work as the liaison with obstetricians and community midwives. 23 midwives have privileges to deliver on the AMU, seven of whom are hospitalist midwives. The AMU has six specially equipped birthing rooms outfitted with upright birthing stools, and hanging slings allowing women to adopt upright positions.
The rooms also have tubs suitable for water births and have double-sized Murphy beds for rest after giving birth. 80 per cent of women will go home within six hours after giving birth and are visited at home by a midwife within 24 hours. Midwives provide complete care from early pregnancy to six weeks after labour for mother and baby.
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