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



Classes, Information Nights & More!

Prenatal Classes

Prenatal classes are a fun and important way to prepare pregnant women and their partner for the upcoming birth of their baby. These classes offer information on:

  • What to expect during the labour, birth, and postpartum period
  • Comfort measures such as massage, breathing, relaxation, positions for labour, and ways to use a “birth ball”
  • How the labour partner can provide support
  • Natural pain relief options
  • Medications, epidurals, cesarian sections
  • Baby Care
  • Breastfeeding

Classes are offered in a 6 week evening class series. The focus of these prenatal classes is to reduce fears, provide information on all of the options for labour and birth, and increase confidence as expectant parents prepare to welcome a new baby into their family.

Cost: $200 (includes book)


Shelley Whynot

Prenatal Instructor, BA, LCCE, DONA Trained

Shelley Whynot is a leading expert in the field of childbirth education for expectant parents in Durham Region, and is excited to bring her knowledge to the classes offered at the clinic. As a certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator, and the owner of In Due Time Birth Services, Shelley offers prenatal education classes to prepare expectant parents for labour, birth, and the early parenting period through fun, interactive and hands on classes. Aside from prenatal education, she also provides doula and placenta encapsulation services, and is enormously dedicated to helping parents wade through all the information and misinformation to make informed decisions, to go into their births and parenting with confidence.

Birth Options Night

If you or your partner are looking to explore the options of having a hospital or home birth then this class is right for you. Topics include:

  • Hospital vs. Home Birth
  • What to expect in early labour, and when to page
  • The Benefits of a Home Birth
  • The Safety of Home Birth
  • Home Birth Equipment

Classes are run by one of our Midwives and are held at the clinic. Each session is about 2 hours in length and start at 7:00pm. These classes are free, however space is limited, so please call the office to register

Upcoming Class Dates

Space is limited, please call the office to register.

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