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Midwifery Services

équipe services de sage-femme CCPSC oct 2019_sépia_petit_0.jpgOpening of the midwifery services December 2!

Open House November 28 from 1 to 4 pm

Information session in English

  • November 12, 10 am
  • December 2, 7 pm
at 1955 Centre street (basement), Montreal, Quebec, H3K 1J1

For who?

Midwifery services are for pregnant women living in the Great Southwest of Montreal, including Verdun and around.

What will these services consist of?

See our flyer HERE

Midwifery services Midwives are autonomous, primary healthcare professionals in Quebec’s public health system, like family doctors. They provide comprehensive care throughout maternity, with a global approach of relational continuity and care.

  • Comprehensive care from the beginning of the pregnancy to 6 weeks after giving birth for mother and newborn;
  • Information sessions on services available to the public;
  • Complementary exams (lab tests, prescriptions, ultrasounds, etc.);
  • Prenatal classes;
  • Home birth and hospital birth during the first phase, then at birthing centre after it has opened;
  • Home visits after birth;
  • Breast-feeding support.

All services are covered by RAMQ.

Midwives work in collaboration with medical teams for any consultations and transfers needed during the pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. Women should be able to choose the conditions in which their pregnancy and birth take place. Midwife and birthing centre services adopt a comprehensive and feminist approach to health.

Are you interested in receiving midwifery services? Call us! 514 937-9251 # 2323

History of the project

2010: Founding of the Born in the Point collective, demanding that a birthing centre and midwife services be set up in Point St. Charles. 1753 community members sign in support of a birthing centre.

June 2011: The Clinic’s Annual General Assembly vote in support of Born in the Point’s project.  

November 2013: Application to Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal for midwife services and a birthing centre.

21 February 2014: Administrations of the CSSS Sud-Ouest Verdun and the CSSS Dorval-Lachine-Lasalle support Clinic to hire someone for the project.

January 2015: The Clinic secures MSSS funding and hires someone (May 2015) to carry out a feasibility study.  

August 2015: Support from the two regional CIUSS.

February 2016: Submission of feasibility study on setting up midwife services and a birthing centre in Point St. Charles.

February 2017: Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) recognizes the project.

August 2017: Funding agreement to hire a midwife services coordinator to set up the services and a birthing centre.

I need the services of a midwife now, what sould I do?

Until these services are offered at the Clinic, they are available at the Community Birthing Centre in Pointe-Claire, Côte-des-Neiges or Jeanne-Mance, don't hesitate to contact them!