CSC CHIGAMIK CHC Expands its Midwifery Services to the Community

March 2, 2017  

Midland, Ontario – March 2, 2017 – Centre de santé communautaire CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre (CSC CHIGAMIK CHC) is pleased to announce the Midland Midwives Nottawasaga have expanded their operations within CSC CHIGAMIK CHC to offer more Midwifery services to residents of Midland and surrounding areas.

In Ontario, Midwives are registered health professionals who provide primary care to families throughout the pregnancy and labour. They also provide care to both the mother and baby six weeks following the birth. Midwives can order all routine tests and ultrasounds and are available to their clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If concerns or complications arise in the pregnancy, birth or six weeks following the birth, a midwife will consult or transfer care to an appropriate physician and remain in a supportive role, if possible.

CSC CHIGAMIK CHC clients now have access to more local midwifery care and services including:

  • A dedicated Midland team of midwives
  • Expanded clinic hours
  • A lending library with books and DVDs
  • Ongoing workshops and educational events

“CSC CHIGAMIK CHC realizes the importance of respecting the diversity of our clients by providing our expectant mothers with birthing choices according to their preferences, customs and beliefs,” said David Jeffery, Executive Director, CSC CHIGAMIK CHC. “We are pleased to partner with the Midland Midwives Nottawasaga to offer more midwifery services to our community within a collaborative care model.”

“Our talented team of Midwives is dedicated to helping expectant parents prepare, deliver and adjust during this exciting time in their lives. We believe in individualized, quality care and take into account the patient’s lifestyle and preferences,” said Lynne-Marie Culliton, Midland Midwives Nottawasaga. “We are so pleased to partner with CSC CHIGAMIK CHC to offer even more, much needed, Midwifery services and care to our community.”

Midland Midwives Notttawasaga offers birthing options at home, Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) and Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) and are accepting clients with expected due dates of April 2017 and on. Services are also offered in French. Referrals are not needed.

For more information about the Midwifery services offered at CSC CHIGAMIK CHC and how to become a client of the Midland Midwives, please visit www.chigamik.ca/your-health/midland-midwives/. The midwives also hold weekly information sessions available to anyone in the community. For more information, please call 705-527-4154 x 216.

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About CSC CHIGAMIK CHC

Centre de santé communautaire CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit health care service funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, through the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network. It offers bilingual and culturally-sensitive care. It encourages persons who identify as First Nations, Francophone, Inuit, Métis or Aboriginal and live in North Simcoe Muskoka to register. For more information please visit www.chigamik.ca.

 Media Contact:

Louise Picot

Communications, CSC CHIGAMIK CHC

705-606-1549

louise@louisepicot.com