& Expecting and Connecting
The Midwifery Collective Of Essex County (MCEC) is a local midwifery clinic located in Windsor, ON and in Leamington, ON. Our midwives care for women experiencing low risk pregnancy, labour, and postpartum. The midwives will assess and monitor women throughout their pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, and also care for their newborn babies.
The Expecting and Connecting program is FREE midwifery led prenatal and postpartum program that is fully funded by the Ontario government. This program is led by a registered midwife and lactation consultant, it is open to all women including women with obstetricians as their healthcare provider for their pregnancy. Expecting and Connecting offers virtual prenatal classes, virtual postpartum group and postpartum home visits that include breastfeeding support.
Appointments usually last 30-45 minutes
Benefits and Fun Facts about Midwifery
Ontario has approximately 23,000 midwifery-led births every years
Research shows that people who use midwives often lead to better outcomes for mothers and babies
Midwives supported 10.8% of the births in Canada in 2016‑2017.
Midwives are university-trained medical care provider
80% of planned births through a midwife happen in the hospital
People with midwives are less likely to have cesarean deliveries or episiotomies.
If you need, or choose, to have an epidural, you & your midwife will make a plan to move to the appropriate hospital to access it.
Midwives are fully funded through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.