Association of Ontario Midwives

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The Association of Ontario Midwives is the professional organization representing midwives and the profession of midwifery in Ontario.

There are more than 900 registered midwives in Ontario, serving communities in 90 clinics across the province. Midwives have privileges at most Ontario hospitals. Since midwifery became a regulated health profession in 1994, more than 150,000 babies have been born under midwifery care, including more than 35,000 births at home.

Midwives are experts in normal pregnancy, birth and newborn care. Midwifery care is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Midwives are university educated and trained in emergency management. Midwifery care is rooted in the most current maternal and newborn care research and evidence