The Association of Ontario Midwives

The Association of Ontario Midwives
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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.

Ontario Midwife Winter 2015 Issue

Ontario Midwife Winter 2015 Issue

Working and off-call lives of midwives

Welcome to the winter 2015 issue of Ontario Midwife. This issue highlights the both the working and off-call lives of midwives.


The newsletter features articles on: advocating to change eye prophylaxis; provincial wage gap consultations; a spotlight on rural midwifery; midwives partnering with PCMCH for a low-risk maternal and newborn strategy; and the secret lives of (off-call) midwives.

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Featured Video

Featured Video

Not What We Planned: Two stories of birth and postpartum hemorrhage

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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Looking Closer President's Blog

Providing midwifery care to Syrian refugees

To meet the health needs of Syrian refugees in the GTA, a clinic was established in a hotel in the west end of the city through COSTI and Access Alliance. A similar clinic in the east end should be up and running shortly. The tentative plan is for all pregnant women to be seen primarily by midwives for assessment, diagnostic tests and ongoing care while they remain in their temporary hotel lodging.

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