At Markham Stouffville Hospital, you can choose to be cared for by an obstetrician, family physician, or midwife:
Obstetrician – This is a physician who specializes in providing complete pregnancy and childbirth care for low- or high-risk pregnancies.
Family physician – Some family physicians are trained in obstetrics and have privileges at Markham Stouffville Hospital, and can provide complete care throughout pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum stages. If you would like to use a family physician for your delivery, use our website to search for a family physician who has training in obstetrics. You may also contact the Health for All Family Health Team online, or Markham Family Health Team to find a care provider.
Midwife – This is a registered health care professional who provides full primary care for low-risk pregnancies either in your home or at Markham Stouffville Hospital, as well as postpartum care. You can select a community midwife clinic from one of our three partners: Midwifery Services of Durham, Markham Stouffville Midwives, or Uxbridge Community Midwives.
Your family physician can help you select a health care provider who best meets your expectations regarding your pregnancy and birth journey.