Breathe Easy

Our midwives are available by pager 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for labour or emergencies.

We provide a safe, accessible, inclusive, and supportive environment for our diverse clientele and midwifery team.

About Us

Welcome to Family Care Midwives! We are an experienced team of Registered Midwives proudly serving diverse families in York Region since 2010.

We provide comprehensive care throughout pregnancy, birth, and six weeks postpartum, for both the pregnant/birthing person and their newborns.

We work on-call, 24/7, caring for clients in our clinic, the hospital, and homes. We hold privileges at the brand-new Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital in Vaughan, Ontario.

Our team includes midwives who speak English and other languages including French, Farsi, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

We care for clients who have healthy, low-risk pregnancies.

Midwives are part of the Ontario health-care system and their services are completely funded by the Ministry of Health. Ontario residents who are not currently covered by OHIP can still receive midwifery care at no charge.

We look forward to caring for you and your growing family!

Request Midwifery Care

Midwifery care in Ontario is in high demand. You can self-refer and contact us anytime during your pregnancy. We do encourage you to contact us earlier on to reduce the chance of being placed on a waitlist, as some months may be busier than others.

To request midwifery care please fill in this form or call and complete the form with our friendly staff. You will typically know within two weeks if a midwife is available and we’ll book your first appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have a midwife and a doctor?

No, you can choose only one primary caregiver, either a midwife or a doctor (obstetrician or family doctor). Your primary caregiver will take full responsibility for your care during pregnancy, birth, and newborn care.

Why do people choose midwives?

Midwives help to protect physiologic birth. Birthing people receiving midwifery care are more likely to go into labour on their own and not have interventions like induction, forceps, vacuum, episiotomy, electronic fetal monitoring, or cesarean section. This leads to excellent health outcomes for the birth parent and their babies.

When should I contact a midwife?

It is best to call us as soon as you know that you are pregnant. However, you can call anytime during your pregnancy if you decide that midwifery care is for you. You do not need a referral to see a midwife.

Can I have a midwife and a doctor?

No, you can choose only one primary caregiver, either a midwife or a doctor (obstetrician or family doctor). Your primary caregiver will take full responsibility for your care during pregnancy, birth, and newborn care.

Why do people choose midwives?

Midwives help to protect physiologic birth. Birthing people receiving midwifery care are more likely to go into labour on their own and not have interventions like induction, forceps, vacuum, episiotomy, electronic fetal monitoring, or cesarean section. This leads to excellent health outcomes for the birth parent and their babies.

When should I contact a midwife?

It is best to call us as soon as you know that you are pregnant. However, you can call anytime during your pregnancy if you decide that midwifery care is for you. You do not need a referral to see a midwife.