Midwives are experts in normal, low-risk birth; they also receive emergency skills training.
Midwives view pregnancy and childbirth as a healthy time in your life, and expect your birth to proceed normally.
Midwives monitor both you and your baby closely during birth. The midwives who have been providing care during your pregnancy will provide care during your birth.
All midwives in Ontario are trained in both hospital birth and home birth.