Midwives view pregnancy and childbirth as a profound time in a person’s life, with a variety of personal and cultural meanings. They see themselves as partners in their clients’ care and recognize clients as the primary decision-makers. Ontario’s midwifery model of care is based on three principles: continuity of care; informed choice and choice of birthplace – Association of Ontario Midwives
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 provides 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.
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.
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.
Thank you for coming out in the rain to socialize and share food! We admit it was a bit crowded in the clinic, but so lovely to see those families who turned up. Our annual picnic potluck is a highlight for us as we have the pleasure of seeing the babies we catch growing into toddlers… and beyond. Next year will be the 10th anniversary of Sages-Femmes Rouge Valley Midwives and plans are already in the works for our biggest celebration so far. Some photos from the day: