Community Midwives of Kingston

Can I have a doctor and a midwife?

In Ontario midwives, family practice physicians, and obstetricians are all primary health care providers and so you will see one of the above during your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. You will not see a doctor unless a complication arises.  Your midwife will provide complete perinatal care for the pregnant person and newborn. If there are complications, midwives can consult or transfer care to a physician.  In these scenarios your midwife may provide shared care, or supportive care with the physician.