How do I find a midwife?

You do not need a referral from a physician or OHIP to get a midwife in Ontario. 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.

If you need help your family doctor may be able to give you the names midwifery clinics in your area. 

The demand for midwives is larger than the number of midwives available. You may be placed on a wait list; you can put your name on a few lists to ensure you get a midwife as soon as a place becomes available. 

Midwives are funded to provide care to all residents of their catchment area, regardless of whether or not they have OHIP. 

To find a midwife in your area, you can:

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: October 24, 2018 4001335