Kitchener Waterloo Midwifery Associates, founded in 2001, operates under the Ontario Midwifery Model of Care principles of Continuity of Care, Informed Choice and Choice of Birthplace.
Continuity of Care
Our midwives provide care throughout pregnancy, labour, birth, and the first six weeks following birth. They are available to clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week by pager.
Women are active decision-makers in the care they receive; midwives give information to help women make informed decisions.
Choice of Birthplace
Women may choose to give birth safely at home or in hospital. Our midwives have hospital privileges at Grand River Hospital, can admit and discharge clients, and are able to access hospital resources. Our clients receive services as needed from other healthcare professionals while admitted at the hospital. However, midwives are the only health care professional specifically trained in home birth.