What is a midwife?

In Ontario, Registered Midwives are health care professionals who provide free, expert care throughout pregnancy, labour and birth, and for the first six weeks following delivery (referred to as postpartum and newborn care). Midwifery practice in Ontario is regulated by the College of Midwives of Ontario. To learn more about what makes midwifery care unique and what it can offer you, please see our ‘Midwifery Care’ section.