We have had a number of clients request appointments in the evenings and on weekends. We are aware that it is difficult to attend appointments during the workday, however due to the long and unpredictable hours involved in attending deliveries, midwives cannot also do prenatal appointments outside of planned clinic hours.
We will be happy to assess your labour in the middle of the night, spend all day with you while you are in labour, attend your birth at four in the morning, even on statutory holidays, assist you with breastfeeding on the weekend, and answer your urgent concerns in the evening. In order for us to provide this time to you, our clinic time is scheduled during regular working hours. Because midwives may be busy attending births and making home visits, each midwife schedules clinic visits only one or two days per week.
It is your right under Ontario law to take time off from work to attend prenatal appointments. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.