Giving birth: Choosing a healthcare provider

Giving birth: Choosing a healthcare provider

choosing healthcare provider

At Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH), 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 MSH, and can provide complete care throughout pregnancy, delivery and postpartum stages.
  • Midwife – This is a registered healthcare professional who provides full primary care for low-risk pregnancies either in your home or at MSH, as well as postpartum care.

Your family physician can help you select a healthcare provider who best meets your expectations regarding your pregnancy and birth journey.

Meet our obstetricians and midwives