MIDWIVES OF MUSKOKA
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Please read below for updates from your Midwives regarding COVID-19.
Midwives of Muskoka continues to offer both home and hospital births at this time, with appropriate safety measures.
If you have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results OR if you have tested positive for COVID-19, speak to your midwife to further discuss choice of birthplace.
We are following public health directives and working closely with our local hospitals to keep our community safe. This includes:
- you may have ONE support person with you during your birth and throughout the early postpartum period, regardless of birth location.
- your designated support person must remain the same throughout your birth.
- masks are mandatory in workspaces. Workspaces include the midwifery clinic, the hospital and your home during midwife home visits and home births.
- support people must wear a mask at all times when a midwife is present.
We are restricting unessential encounters. You can expect a reduced in-person visitation schedule, shorter visits and some telephone contact from your midwife. We will be disinfecting surfaces and equipment between appointments. You may have to wait if you arrive early. Our administrative staff will not be interacting directly with the public. Our waiting area and lending library are closed.
If you are given an in-person appointment, you can do your part by
- not arriving before your scheduled appointment time
- wearing a mask to and throughout your appointment
- attending without family or friends, including children
- washing your hands upon arriving
COVID-19 is more pervasive than ever and we will be more diligent than ever. We have an obligation to keep each other safe. Let's all remain focused on staying well.
Please visit the COVID-19 Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 at https://covid-19.ontario.ca
COVID-19 FAQs: The College of Midwives of Ontario has answered Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for midwives and their clients to provide them with appropriate information and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic. These FAQs are now available on the College’s website at https://www.cmo.on.ca/covid-19/
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Midwives of Muskoka (MoM) has been serving families in Muskoka since 2005. Over 1000 Muskoka babies have been welcomed into our hands!
Ontario Midwives provide primary care for women with low risk pregnancies. Our philosophy is based on informed choice by the woman, choice of birthplace, and continuity of care.
As a midwifery client, we hope you will develop a trust and confidence in your midwife and in yourself that will enable you to take responsibility for your own well-being. You will make the decisions and choices about your care based on information and education received from your midwife and other sources, and you will receive support for the choices you make.
In Ontario, the practice of midwifery is based on the principles of:
· Continuity of care with a small group of midwives
· Informed choice for decision-making
· Choice of birthplace
MoM midwives have hospital privileges at:
· Huntsville District Memorial Hospital
· Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
· South Muskoka Memorial Hospital
Midwives are regulated health care professionals who provide primary care to women throughout pregnancy, labour and birth, and to mother and baby for six weeks following the birth.
Midwifery services are fully funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.
To learn more, contact us today!
Midwives of Muskoka
8 Ontario Street
Bracebridge, ON P1L 2A7