Community Midwives of Kingston

What is a Midwife?

The midwife is a specialist in normal childbirth. She is a skilled practitioner who assesses, monitors and provides care during pregnancy, childbirth and the first 4-6 weeks postpartum. As midwives, we are dedicated to helping families define and access their individual health choices in the childbearing year.

"The practice of midwifery is the assessment and monitoring of women during pregnancy, labour, and the post-partum period an of their newborn babies, the provision of care during normal pregnancy, labour and post-partum period, and the conducting of spontaneous normal vaginal deliveries."

Scope of practice for midwifery as defined in the Midwifery Act, 1991.