Birth Support & Options

Read up on information about how to select your care provider (obstetrician, family doctor or midwife) and your birth support team.

Become informed on your choice of birthplace (yes, midwives can also support a hospital birth) and find out about birthplace tours. Options for pain control, as well as supportive strategies and birth positions.

Choosing a Care Provider + Birth Support

Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre


Tours available for clients currently registered with a midwife, who are either considering a Birth Centre birth, or already registered.




Queensway Carleton Hospital


Childbirth Program virtual tour




The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus and General Campus


Prenatal information sessions offered on various dates and times





Choice of Birthplace + Birthplace Tours

Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre


Tours available for clients currently registered with a midwife, who are either considering a Birth Centre birth, or already registered.




Queensway Carleton Hospital


Childbirth Program virtual tour




The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus and General Campus


Prenatal information sessions offered on various dates and times





Doulas

Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre


Tours available for clients currently registered with a midwife, who are either considering a Birth Centre birth, or already registered.




Queensway Carleton Hospital


Childbirth Program virtual tour




The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus and General Campus


Prenatal information sessions offered on various dates and times





Hyponobirthing

Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre


Tours available for clients currently registered with a midwife, who are either considering a Birth Centre birth, or already registered.




Queensway Carleton Hospital


Childbirth Program virtual tour




The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus and General Campus


Prenatal information sessions offered on various dates and times





Lamaze

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin


Who will be with me during my birth?




Comfort in Labour by Penny Simkin


Comfort in Labour





Birth Positions

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin


Who will be with me during my birth?




Comfort in Labour by Penny Simkin


Comfort in Labour