How do I find a midwife?

To find a midwife, you can:

It is a good idea to try to contact a midwife clinic as early in the pregnancy as possible to ensure that they have space for you. The demand for midwives is larger than the number of midwives available. Therefore, you should contact a midwife as soon as you find out you are pregnant.

You do not need a referral from a physician to get a midwife; but your doctor may be able to help you find the midwifery practices in your area.

For More Information

  • Midwifery in Ontario - Information about midwives and services provided by midwives in Ontario. From the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
  • College of Midwives of Ontario - This organization regulates midwives in Ontario. The website has information about midwifery and how to find a midwife.
  • Association of Ontario Midwives - Information about midwifery, answers to frequently asked questions, and how to find a midwife.
  • Health and Disability – Patient Rights - This website talks about different laws that aim to protect the rights of patients when dealing with the health care system. From Your Legal Rights.
Last updated: August 19, 2015 4001335