Midwifery care is based on a respect for pregnancy as a state of health and childbirth as a normal physiologic process and a profound event in a woman’s life. – Philosophy of Midwifery Care in Ontario
Welcome your child into the world in the skilled and loving hands of one of our midwives, in your own home or in hospital. Enjoy our professional, respectful and personalized service, as we continue the long tradition of combining art and science into the care of pregnant people and babies. Sages-Femmes Rouge Valley Midwives is a group of 11 midwives providing quality care to clients throughout pregnancy, birth and for 6 weeks postpartum. Explore our website for more information and feel free to contact us with any questions.
First, we welcome Sarah Pelloni, RM to Sages-Femmes Rouge Valley Midwives! Sarah is now seeing clients in clinic and attending births. She currently has spots open in several months, so please contact us if you are interested in having a midwife as your care-provider – even if you are in the third trimester – we may have a spot for you.
Second, the all-in-one Waterbirth room is now open at The Scarborough Hospital – Birchmount, along with updates to several other birthing rooms. Get your first look at the new waterbirth room below:
Sages-Femmes Rouge Valley Midwives has had the honour of catching the first baby born in water at The Scarborough Hospital General Campus! Click here to read an article about it. Want to read more about the benefits of waterbirth? Start at Waterbirth International’s website. For a thorough review of the evidence and research done on waterbirth, check out this article on Evidence Based Birth’s website.
The midwives at Sages-Femmes Rouge Valley Midwives have been granted privileges at The Scarborough Hospital – General and Birchmount Campuses. We are very excited to be able to offer these additional birthplace options to the families of the Scarborough and Durham regions. Please visit our “Where we Work” page for more information.
It’s our first week at the new clinic, and we are gradually getting used to the space. We are very pleased to have more clinic rooms and bathrooms, and appreciate our clients’ gracious understanding of some areas that are still “under construction”. Happy holidays to everyone from all of us!
Our new clinic will still be located at Port Union and Kingston Road, in the Rylander Plaza; address and directions will be updated once we are start doing clinic appointments in our new, bigger and better space. Unfortunately, this means we will no longer be offering appointments at the current Ajax site after December. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes to our clients, but we cannot continue to support two clinics at this time. More info on the move to follow in future updates. UPDATE: Opening date at the new place is December 22!
Use the link in the sidebar to access announcements from our midwives and clinic staff. We hope to be more active on social media over time. FYI, there is also a Facebook page set up by previous clients called “I gave birth with Sages-Femmes Rouge Valley Midwives!”, which you can visit by clicking here.
The word midwife comes from Anglo-Saxon words: mid = with and wif = woman. Midwife means someone who is with the woman in her labour. In French, a midwife is a sage-femme, which means a wise woman providing care.