On July 8, 2019 Ontario's government committed to providing ongoing funding for Group Perinatal Care at Mount Sinai Academic FHT. The 2019 Bright Lights nominated program was implemented in 2016. Perinatal care and education is provided by an interprofessional team including registered midwives, prenatal nurse, registered dietitian, family medicine residents and family physicians.
The births are conducted by the family physicians and residents. This unique GPC program extends into the postpartum period and includes a home visit by a midwife, group sessions addressing education and support around adjustment to parenthood, childhood vaccination and introduction of solids. This novel program is the first to integrate registered midwives into an Ontario academic family health team involving them both in patient care and resident education.
Ontario Newsroom: Ontario Expanding Midwifery Services
Investment in Frontline Care will Give Up To 3,400 More Families More Choices
Published on July 8th, 2019
ST. JACOBS - With more than 140,000 babies being welcomed to the world each year in Ontario, families are looking for more options when it comes to choosing their care. That's why Ontario's Government for the People is investing in frontline care by expanding access to midwifery services across the province.