Welcome to Ontario Midwives
Midwives are experts in normal pregnancy, birth and newborn care. Ontario midwives are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care so services are free to clients. Give birth at a hospital or at home and receive safe, skilled care from your midwife.
This video is intended for midwifery clients who have suffered a postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). It was developed by the AOM’s Clinical Practice Guidelines program as part of a project funded by Women’s Xchange, a women’s health research and knowledge translation program based at Women’s College Hospital. Based on interviews with real midwifery clients, the video explores two families’ experiences with PPH and provides factual, evidence-based information about postpartum hemorrhage and midwifery care in Ontario.
Many midwifery clients who have experienced PPH report feeling isolated during the recovery period and wish they had a friend to talk to who had lived through a similar experience. If you have suffered a PPH and are feeling isolated, these stories may help you to feel a little less alone.
Click here for a print resource for families who have experienced PPH
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Midwives have firmly advocated for welcoming and safe spaces for all, including those who identify as transgender, genderqueer and intersex. We applaud Hoskins’ statement that “every Ontarian has the right to be who they are” as we continue to offer respectful, inclusive care to all of our clients.
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