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Midwifery Care

It's been almost a month now since my wife and I gratefully welcomed a healthy baby into our lives. As my younger sister said the first time she held our baby, "He's perfect." :)

We are so glad that we chose to give birth at home. We were blessed to have the help and guidance of three amazing midwives who provided all the clinical skills and caring support that we needed during my wife's
6-hour labour period. For those of you who are planning on having a baby, if you haven't already considered midwifery care, I encourage you to look into it.

Here in Ontario, midwifery care is paid for by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan, meaning that any resident of Ontario who wishes to have midwifery care can have it for free. But even if was not free, we would have gladly paid for it.

If you want to learn about the benefits of midwifery care, I suggest that you read Ina May's Guide to Childbirth.

Being by my wife's side throughout labour and during the birth was the most incredible experience I've ever been a part of. Many thanks to all of you who asked about it and sent your best wishes.


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