At this time we continue to ask that only the pregnant person comes to appointments in person, but one screened and masked support person or one child (masked if over aged 2) may accompany you until further notice if you prefer.
If you are interested in being vaccinated against Covid 19, pregnant individuals are eligible to receive a covid vaccine through Public Health Unit(PHU) immunization clinics by booking an appointment through the provincial call centre at 1-888-999-6488. Pregnant individuals who are in a PHU not using the provincial booking system will be directed to their local PHU to book an appointment.
ALL clients are required to wear a mask in our clinic, as this has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of transmitting coronavirus. If you do not feel like wearing a mask, you may NOT enter our clinic. If you have a medical exemption from a physician, we ask that you cover your mouth and nose with anything you prefer while crossing the public space in the office.
If you have recently arrived from outside Canada for any reason, it is recommended that you self isolate for 2 weeks. Do not come into the clinic until after the self isolation is complete. Call your midwives to make a plan of care. Do not come to the clinic if anyone in your household has suspected or confirmed covid-19, or is self-isolating.
We are working hard to keep our clients safe. Some guidelines will help to get us though this crisis with as little community transmission as possible. As always, we are sanitizing rooms between clients. We are stepping up sanitization of doorknobs, railings, seating and other surfaces. We have masks (if required) and hand sanitizer available upon entering the clinic, while supplies last. In addition:
1) If you are sick, please don’t come to the clinic. Call reception and we will reschedule your appointment.
2) Wash or sanitize your hands upon entering the clinic.
We can achieve a lot over the phone including answering your questions, informing you about relevant topics related to pregnancy and birth, arranging ultrasounds, sending prescriptions to the pharmacy, and ordering bloodwork. We will plan to book phone appointments at 15-16 weeks to bridge the gap between 10 and 20 weeks and to ensure that all laboratory and ultrasound reports have been explained. If you would prefer a phone assessment over an in-person visit for any of your other scheduled visits, please let us know. We continue to be available at all times by pager for emergencies, births and urgent breastfeeding and newborn concerns.
Established in 1994, Midwife Alliance has grown into a shared care practice of fourteen midwives.
Our midwives have trained in a variety of settings, internationally and in Canada. All midwives are currently registered with the College of Midwives of Ontario and the Association of Ontario Midwives.
Our midwives hold privileges at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, the Toronto Birth Centre, and also conduct births at home.
We serve a diverse community of people residing within our catchment area that extends from Lake Ontario in the south, to Highway 401 in north, Hurontario in the west, to Bathurst Street in the east.