Community Midwives of Toronto
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We are a midwifery practice located in downtown Toronto, Canada. We are a group of ten midwives: Bridget Lynch, Jennifer Goldberg, Mary Fish, Fariba Shodjaie, Dione Amsterdam, Kristen Dennis, Elena Ikonomou, Barbara Santen, Alusha Morris and Lauren McEachern.
Ontario midwives provide care under a model and philosophy which includes the belief that all people have the right to make informed choices.
We attend births at home, at the Toronto Birth Centre and at St. Michael’s Hospital in downtown Toronto. Pregnant individuals in Ontario under the care of a midwife choose where to give birth. Your midwife will assess your health needs and provide information to ensure you can make an informed decision about where to have your baby.
In Ontario, a midwife is a registered health care professional who provides primary care to low-risk individuals throughout pregnancy, labour and birth. Midwives also provide care to both the parent and baby during the six weeks following birth. They are available to clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week by pager.
In Ontario, if you see a midwife you will not see a physician unless there are concerns or complications. Most births are normal and there are no complications. If there are complications, midwives can consult or transfer care to a physician. Midwives provide safe and expert care to healthy pregnant individuals and newborns.
The midwives at our practice speak English, French, Spanish, Farsi, Greek, Japanese and Dutch.
Community Midwives of Toronto provides care to LGBTQ families including trans people.