What to Expect from Midwifery Care

Registered Midwives provide primary care to women during pregnancy, labour, and birth. We continue to care for mothers and babies during the first six weeks after the baby is born.

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Our Philosophy of Midwifery Care

Our guiding principles of midwifery care include continuity of care, informed choice, choice of birthplace, and appropriate use of technology.

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Midwifery in Ontario

There is no direct cost to midwifery consumers for care at home or in the hospital. Women do not need a referral from their family physicians.

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Place of Birth

Midwives in Ontario offer women the choice of home or hospital birth. We encourage you to think about what place of birth suits your needs and to discuss your options with your midwife.

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Events & Classes

St. Jacobs Midwives regularly offers information nights, prenatal classes, and support groups to make your transition through pregnancy and into parenthood comfortable.

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Midwifery care is founded on respect for pregnancy and birth as healthy processes and profound events in a woman’s life.

About St. Jacobs Midwives

Serving families since the early 1980s, St. Jacobs Midwives is one of the longest-established practices in Ontario.

Our midwives practice in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Woolwich Township as well as parts of Wellesley and Wilmot Townships.

About Midwifery Care

Registered Midwives (RM’s) provide primary care to women during pregnancy, labour, and birth.

We continue to care for mothers and babies during the first six weeks after the baby is born.

Register with Us

To ensure your privacy, we prefer to accept registrations by phone. Contact us today! We have clinics in St. Jacobs, Linwood, and New Hamburg.
Tel: 519-664-2542

(For URGENT concerns, registered clients will find your midwives’ pager numbers on the pager card, on the back of your appointment card, and in your blue clip folder.)

Pregnant and looking for care?

Please connect with us as soon as possible to check for availability.

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Recent News & Articles

Client Birth Stories Wanted

Would you like to share your birth story as a St. Jacobs client? We encourage every new parent who has birthed with us to record their story!

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Birth Stories

Get an intimate glimpse into the birth experience through the eyes of our clients.