Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto (SGMT) is a group of midwives who offer maternity care to women from the City of Toronto, particularly those from the downtown area, and from the Aboriginal community. We have privileges at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Toronto Birth Centre. We provide midwifery care throughout pregnancy, labour, birth, and the first 6 weeks postpartum.
SGMT is proud to have both Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Midwives providing care for our clients. We are all registered with the College of Midwives of Ontario, are active members of our professional association (the Association of Ontario Midwives), and regularly update our CPR, neonatal resuscitation and emergency skills training.
Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto believes in the sacredness of all life, and respects the beauty and power of nature and creation. We believe that birth is a profound and awesome event in a woman’s life.
We take into account the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical experiences of the woman during her childbearing year.
We seek to improve the health and well being of families from diverse cultures in the Toronto area. We envision maternity care for the Aboriginal community that enables women to reclaim control of birth for themselves, including the choice to incorporate traditional teachings and ceremonies. Our work as midwives belongs to and serves the woman, her family, and her community.
We aspire to support and mentor more members of the Aboriginal community to enter into health professions, including Midwifery.
Our Approach To Care
As midwives, we believe having a baby is a normal and healthy part of a woman's life. We are open to discussing how this affects your relationships, your family and your community.
In midwifery care, you will be the primary decision-maker. The midwife's role is to share information you need in order to make the best decisions for yourself as you go through this process.