Our Midwives

What is a Midwife?

In Ontario, a midwife is a registered health care professional who provides free primary care to low-risk women throughout pregnancy, labour and birth. Midwives also provide care to both mother and baby for six weeks following birth.

During the course of your pregnancy you will get to know two midwives. This small team provides you with continuity of care and this shared call schedule allows one member of your team to be on call for your birth. Midwives are an integral part of the health care team and work closely with physicians when the need arises.

Learn more about midwives here: www.ontariomidwives.ca

  History

Burlington and Area Midwives (BAM) was officially established in 2006 as a sister practice of the Community Midwives of Halton, which has served clients and families in Burlington and ‎neighboring communities since the 1990"s.

Midwives became part of the Joseph Brant team in 1999.

Our catchment area is approximately 30 kms in radius and includes Waterdown, Flamborough and Stoney Creek, as well as Hamilton, Oakville and Milton.

Many women call Burlington "home" and many others work in this community, so offering them maternity care close to home or work was our goal. We love serving this area of growing families and feel proud to say we have played an integral role in the lives of so many in our continually growing neighbourhood.