Home Birth Information Night

Do you want to know about giving birth at home? The Midwives Collective of Toronto hosts Home Birth Information Nights for our clients and their families to help them make an informed decision about where they would like to give birth. You’ll have your questions answered by our experienced midwives and guest families that have chosen home birth.
Also on the agenda…
– Evidence-based information
– Birth equipment demonstration
– Water birth information
– Home Birth Q & A


FREE (suggested donation of $20 our Joshua Fund)


Upcoming Dates:

  • May 13, 2015
  • June 10, 2015
  • July 8, 2015
  • September 9, 2015

#MidwifeMondays on Twitter!

#MidwifeMondays is a new campaign that the Association of Ontario Midwives has launched asking midwifery clients and midwives to tweet messages about the value of midwives and midwifery care to Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Dr. Eric Hoskins and Premier Kathleen Wynne. The goal of this campaign is to ensure that they’re aware of the tremendous support that families have for their midwives and the incredible commitment that midwives have to their clients and their profession.

Join us every Monday in October and tell the Health Minister, the Premier and the twitterverse in general about why you value midwives. – See more at http://www.ontariomidwives.ca


I #valuemidwives because they supported my beautiful home birth @DrEricHoskins @Kathleen_Wynne #MidwifeMondays

Midwives Collective Moves Oct 15th!

We are excited to announce our move to a storefront space at 1203 Bloor St.W (between Dufferin and Landsdowne) on Oct.15, 2014.  Appointments booked on and after Oct.15th will take place in our TTC-accessible Bloor Street clinic.  Your midwife may make alternative arrangements with you for appointments between Oct.9-14th.

We look forward to this next chapter for the Midwives Collective of Toronto and appreciate your patience and support during this time.

 

Spring Classes at MCT

Prenatal Classes: We offer prenatal classes to all of our clients giving birth for the first time. You will receive a phone call several months prior to your due date with your class dates. The classes are taught by midwives and cover the stages of labour, home & hospital births, birth plans, newborn care, and breastfeeding. The classes cost $150 for you and your labour support person to attend. If this fee is beyond your current means please talk to your midwife about reducing the fee.

Upcoming classes:
Thursday evenings April 3-24, 2014/ 7-9 p.m
Thursday evenings May 1-22, 2014/ 7-9 p.m
Thursday evenings May 29- June 19, 2014/ 7-9 p.m

Siblings Classes: We offer a monthly class for siblings-to-be who are 2+ years of age. This is a one hour class that runs on a Saturday or Sunday. Please register with the front desk staff. Please have your child/children bring a stuffed animal/doll and a receiving blanket. The fee is $10 per child, and $15 for two.

Upcoming Classes:
Saturday April 19, 2014/ 12:30-1:30p.m
Saturday May 17, 2014/ 11a.m-12 noon

Homebirth Information Night:
Do you want to know about giving birth at home?
Presented by experienced midwives and families
Evidence-based information
Birth equipment demonstration
Water birth information
Home Birth Q & A
FREE, SUGGESTED DONATION OF $20 (proceeds to Joshua Fund)

Upcoming Evening:
Wednesday April (date pending), 7:00-8:30p.m

Please Support Midwives Labour!

Today is the pay equity day to take action – a day to show your support for Ontario’s midwives.

This morning, the Association of Ontario Midwives filed a complaint on behalf of midwives with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Midwives face a gender penalty, also known as a pay equity gap, because they are a female dominated profession, providing care to women, for a woman’s experience of labour and birth. In fact, women in Ontario still face a gender pay gap of 28% (Equal Pay Coalition of Ontario).

Midwives have supported the labour of more than 150 000 women in Ontario – today, it’s our chance to stand up for the labour of midwives.

Please send a short email or tweet to Premier Wynne and let her know you support pay equity for midwives.

Here’s what your e-mail could say:

Email address for the Premier: premier@ontario.ca

Dear Premier Wynne,

My midwives supported me in the labour and birth of my [SON OR DAUGHTER’S NAME] (see picture attached), and now I am supporting pay equity for midwives.

Sincerely,

[NAME]

Don’t forget to attach a photo of your child – it will help personalize your message.

Or/

Dear Premier Wynne,

Midwives are a valuable part of Ontario’s health care system. I support pay equity for midwives.

Sincerely,

[NAME]

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When sending your email, please CC or BCC policy@aom.on.ca.

Twitter:

#ValueMidwives

Please take action by tweeting the following:

@Kathleen_Wynne A midwife supported my labour, now I am supporting hers. I #valuemidwives and support pay equity

@Kathleen_Wynne Pay equity for @Ontariomidwives now because we #valuemidwives

My midwife supported the birth of my son/daughter, now I support @ontariomidwives @kathleen_wynne its time to #valuemidwives

Your support in these efforts is sincerely appreciated.