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What makes midwifery care stand out – Part 1

by | Jun 4, 2018

Have you ever been handed a test without having anyone explain what the test was for? Or what would happen if it came back positive?


In this three part blog we are going to be talking about what makes midwifery care stand out and the first topic is informed choice.

One of the core philosophies of midwifery in Ontario is the belief that the client is the central decision maker in their care. Midwives see their role as providing all the essential information you need to make the right choice for your family. For that reason we take a good amount of time for your appointment and make sure you have time to fully understand what we are discussing. We go into the reasons you may or may not want to do a test or procedure, and what the benefits and risks might be.

Sometimes big decisions – like whether or not to have a VBAC (vaginal birth after a c-section) – take time to decide so we might discuss it throughout the pregnancy. And some people are happy to go with recommendations, while others want to look at latest research. We are happy to provide you with the depth of information you need to make your decisions.

The truth is that decisions in pregnancy (like parenting) are rarely black and white. People bring their own experiences, desires and plans. We provide you with information, recommendations and our own experiences and walk with you to help you come up with the right choices for you and your family.

Get in Touch. Request Care.

Whether you are exploring having a midwife, pregnant and looking for care, or already in care with us, we want to welcome you to our webpage. Hawthorne Midwives is a midwifery clinic that serves Milton and North West Mississauga, with our clinic based in Milton.

75 Main Street East, Suite #15 Milton, ON L9T 1N4

Call Us: (905) 566-7040

Fax: (905) 566-1259

Please note that there is currently a large demand for midwifery services in Milton and North West Mississauga, and as a result, we cannot accept every person who makes a request for care. Spots at our clinic fill up very quickly, so we recommend that you fill out the intake form as early as possible in your pregnancy. However, we do accept applications for care at any stage of pregnancy.

Hawthorne Midwives' catchment area

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