The Midwives Collective of Toronto has worked as a group practice providing community based midwifery care in Toronto since 1983. They provide midwifery care during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period. We attend births at home, at the Toronto Birth Centre, and the hospital. All of the midwives in our group have privileges at Mount Sinai Hospital.
All collective midwives are registered with the regulatory organization, the College of Midwives of Ontario and are active members of the professional organization, the Association of Ontario Midwives. They have midwives who speak Cantonese, Dutch, English, Farsi, Flemish, French, Mandarin, Slovak and Spanish.
As they work closely as a group, they are able to provide a consistent standard of care and organized backup. Three midwives are assigned to each client to cover overlapping births or time off call.
Midwifery services are an alternative to medical and nursing care for normal pregnancy and childbirth. If complications arise, they work in a team with medical and nursing professionals.