Midwife Alliance is one of Toronto’s west end midwife clinics, boasting fourteen midwives who have privileges at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and the Toronto Birth Centre. This collaborative group of midwives has training both locally and internationally, as well as registrations with the College of Midwives in Ontario and the Association of Ontario Midwives.
Midwife Alliance is located at 166 The Queensway Toronto, ON M8Y 1J2. The clinic is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9 AM-4:30 PM and Wednesday from 8:30 AM-6:30 PM. Specific midwives may have different or extended hours, however, so it’s best to call to ensure an appointment that works with your schedule. Reception is available Monday and Friday from 9 AM-2 PM.
Midwife Alliance has been operating since 1994 and provides primary care to low-risk pregnant people throughout their pregnancy.
Midwife Alliance provides educational Zoom information sessions on occasion. Typically, their schedule includes an information session for Muslim clients twice a month, as well as a home birth information session.
Similar to most other midwife practices, Midwife Alliance’s midwives care for pregnant people during pregnancy, birth, and six weeks postpartum. Once the baby is born, they also assist in caring for and providing for it through primary care. They work by closely following the College of Midwives of Ontario, a collaboration with the Association of Ontario Midwives, and work closely to ensure they are following protocols outlined by hospitals, practices, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ontario, and the Canadian Pediatric Society.
Midwife Alliance is a teaching clinic, therefore it is common for students to sit in on appointments as they work on through their post-baccalaureate Midwifery Education Program. Students provide extra care and support and can make a great addition to a midwife team, though if you aren’t interested in students participating in your care it is important to reach out to your midwife directly to express concerns.
Midwife Alliance pledges to ensure that you are cared for by the same group of midwives throughout your pregnancy and postpartum journey. You will even have a backup team that you can meet prior to delivery to ensure that when the time comes, you are covered and ready to go no matter what.
Midwives are available twenty-four hours a day seven days a week to assist you with anything that may arise.
Midwife Alliance is a strong supporter of informed choice, ensuring that you are provided with facts not opinions. Evidence-based care is efficient, and safe, and ensures that you and your future child are taken care of from start to finish.
The midwives believe that you are in charge of your own decisions and that you should be and will be able to voice concerns and make choices when it comes to your care. Midwives allow you an educated ear to give your concerns to and provide you with another voice to advocate for you and what you have decided you want. You are the primary decision maker and the Midwife Alliance promises that they will make recommendations accordingly.
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