Welcome to Midwifery Services of Durham

Providing complete prenatal, labour and birth, and postpartum care for up to 6 weeks.

Office Hours: Mon-Wed: 9-4:30 pm. Thurs 9-4:30, Fri-Sun: CLOSED

Durham: 905-427-5407

Markham: 905-209-0330



How the Alongside Midwifery Unit works

  1. Clients select a community midwife clinic by filling in our online intake form.
  2. The AMU is staffed by hospitalist midwives on the unit 24/7 who will facilitate and organize consultations and work as the liaison with obstetricians and community midwives.
  3. 23 midwives have privileges to deliver on the AMU, seven of whom are hospitalist midwives.
  4. The AMU has six specially equipped birthing rooms outfitted with upright birthing stools, and hanging slings allowing women to adopt upright positions. The rooms also have tubs suitable for water births and have double-sized Murphy beds for rest after giving birth.
  5. 80 per cent of women will go home within six hours after giving birth and are visited at home by a midwife within 24 hours.
  6. Midwives provide complete care from early pregnancy to six weeks after labour for mother and baby.

Take A Tour of the AMU!

Welcome to the AMU

Video's by Empty Cup Media

Smaller Room

Medium Room

Markham Stouffville Hospital Experience

Sushma Lachmansingh - Hospitalist Midwife

With the imminent opening of Canada's first Alongside Midwifery Unit we want to introduce you to Sushma, a hospitalist midwife and someone you might meet if you come into the AMU!

MSH Patient Story - Lauren Sledziewski

Lauren has given birth to her three children at Markham Stouffville Hospital. She was so happy with her care she decided to help us plan our new Alongside Midwifery Unit. Here's her story!

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