Ontario Midwives offer six weeks of postpartum care for our clients and their babies. These visits are scheduled to allow time for questions, while offering advice and support on the many important aspects of postpartum care, including physical and emotional recovery. Clients can expect expert care as midwives provide infant feeding support, and monitor babies' health, growth and development. Midwives are also able to provide standard newborn screens, such as screening for metabolic disorders and jaundice, often in our clients' own homes.
Frequent visits are scheduled during the first two weeks after birth, most of which take place at home. Clients are then seen in our clinic until six weeks postpartum. At the six week appointment, clients are discharged from midwifery care and return to the care of their family doctor, nurse practitioner or paediatrician.