We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual picnic on September 9 from 2:00 to 3:00pm at the Lily Pond Shelter at Waterworks Park.
We would love to see you and your children and babies!
Midwives have many roles when on call and taking pages, even if it is daytime. We may be sleeping following being up all night, dealing with an emergency, or delivering a baby. For this reason, we ask that you please reserve paging for EMERGENCIES ONLY.
PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE ABOUT THE FOLLOWING 519-637-2224
If it is time sensitive, please indicate that in your message, otherwise Lynda will return your call or have a midwife return your call within 48hrs
PLEASE PAGE 519-435-6540 FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
PAGE DURING LABOUR:
If this is your 1st baby
If this is NOT your 1st baby
PAGE AFTER BIRTH IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
PAGE IF YOUR BABY HAS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
YOUR MIDWIVES ARE:
|Jill Portelance||Taylor VanDuzer|
|Jasmine Allan||Cassidy Barfett|
|Laura Parizeau||Sarah Pellegrino|
|Erin Oakley-Thorp||Natalie Piche|
At Elgin County Midwives, we are continuing to update our protocol for COVID and our office.
Olivia Mickie is a second-year Midwifery BHSc student at McMaster University. She first completed an HBSc in Kinesiology at Queen’s University in Kingston, which helped her find midwifery. She is very passionate about reproductive health and justice and find midwifery to be a great place for her to pursue this passion. Some of her hobbies include biking, traveling, and walking my dogs. She was our student January 4, 2022.
Hello, my name is Bronwyn Rush and I am in my final year of midwifery school. I grew up in Beamsville, Ontario and have always enjoyed living in a smaller town. I have previously completed an undergraduate degree in health sciences from the University of Western Ontario. In my fourth year at Western I was struggling to find a career that I wanted to pursue when I graduated, until I learned more about midwifery while researching a project on rural maternal health in Ontario. I was interested in being able to empower women to make informed decisions regarding their own health and midwifery seemed to be the perfect fit for me. So far I am really enjoying my midwifery education through McMaster University and love working with the Elgin County Midwives. Bronwyn was our student in 2021.
All midwives practicing in Ontario have graduated from rigorous midwifery education programs. They become experts in uncomplicated birth and emergency procedures by studying health, social and biological sciences in the classroom, completing clinical placements under the supervision of experienced midwives, attending births as secondary and primary care providers, and providing prenatal and postpartum care in midwifery clinics and clients’ homes.
There are four possible educational paths to becoming a midwife in this province:
At Elgin County Midwives our students primarily come from the McMaster Midwifery program. There are many great benefits to having a student. Many clients really enjoy the extra learning they receive both from the client but also from they midwife as she teaches and guides the student through their learning. Midwifery is a hands on profession and there is only one way to learn – hands on!
Elgin County Midwives are committed to providing an inclusive, safe environment for all of our clients, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, religion, relationship status, immigration/citizenship status or ethnic origin.
Same great midwives but now fully dedicated to St. Thomas, Aylmer and the rest of Elgin County. As of December 1 we will no longer be part of Talbot Creek Midwives. TCM will continue to exist in Komoka and serving the families of London and Middlesex County.
Our office address remains 66 West Ave in St. Thomas. The telephone number is the same – 519 637 2224 but we have a new fax number (I know! faxes! but honestly they are still used a lot in healthcare! It’s weird) Our new fax number is 226 406 5833.