Do midwives offer the same routine tests as a doctor would?

Yes - midwives have the ability to order a variety of common medical and laboratory tests specific to pregnancy including: obstetric ultrasound, blood and urine tests, prenatal screening tests (including genetic screening), PAP screening in accordance with the Ontario Cervical Screening program, sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening, vaginal cultures or swabs. At CMOH we offer onsite laboratory services (excluding ultrasound) for most screens/tests. Midwives are also able to initiate referrals throughout pregnancy as required, including: physician consultation, community support services, and mental health services.