ACCESS MIDWIVES - REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS
- AVERAGE REVIEW SCORE 4.9% - OUT OF 5 -
"Cannot praise my midwives enough. I received exceptional care with both my pregnancies and postpartum visits. I will definitely be using Access Midwives again if we decide to have a third baby."
- Vanessa Reis
"I loved my midwives! I've been with Access Midwives for both of my children, and the care I received both times was incredible. With my daughter my team consisted of Elise, Cait, and Madeline. They addressed every concern and question I had with care and respect. Whether they were doing a house call to check on me when I was sent home from work sick, helping me with a preterm labor scare, supporting me during labor and delivery, or aiding me in the adjustment to becoming a mom to two, this team had my back. They became like family to me, and I found I dreaded my six week appointment when I knew it was time to be discharged from their care. "
- Jessica Visser
"We were under the care of Sam and Sarah. We were well cared for from the very beginning of the pregnancy through our 6 weeks of postpartum care. Overall, I was very comfortable with the knowledge and care of our midwife team! A very different experience from our first born (not with Access Midwives) All thanks to the blue team! We would definitely recommend Access Midwives."
"I have been with Access for both of my children (2017@ mcmaster and 2019@ home) and have loved it both times! Tamara, Simone and Erin are amazing midwives! We had a student each time (Katryna and Amanda) and had wonderful experiences with them as well. Cant wait to return to Access for future pregnancies!"
- Janet Sinasac
"I couldnt be more grateful to everyone at Access Midwives (but especially to Sara, Lynlee and Emma) for being so supportive throughout my pre and postnatal care. I went through a very challenging time during my pregnancy and they went above and beyond on so many occasions to make sure I was okay, felt well and cared for. I cant say enough good things about my experience, thank you!"
- Lindsay Sinclair
"For both of my kids I had an amazing experience and support from our midwives. I would definitely recommend this location."
- Melissa Philpott
"Weve used Access Midwives with both of our daughters. I loved how much attention we got before the birth and the support and home visits afterwards! Neither one of my births were textbook to say the least but I was grateful to have the midwives with me (especially Simone and Tamara who have been on my teams for both babies). I will never understand why everyone doesnt want to use them given that they are covered by OHIP!"
- Fran Lasowski
"I cannot say enough positive things about my experience with the Blue Team (Sarah, Sam and Genevieve). I came to them later in my pregnancy but they immediately were up to date with all of my information. They were incredibly thorough and very informative when answering any question I had. We especially loved the home visits afterwards. I have already recommended them to friends in the area."
- Shauna Peddle
"I had both my babies with the support of Access Midwives. In both situations, last minute my care got transferred over to the hospital due to complications but the midwives never left my side and continued to support me during my entire labour. I am so incredibly grateful for the care and support from day one in my pregnancy until after they were both born. I cant thank Sarah, Emma, Sevanne and all the people at Access Midwives for giving me the best support and love during my pregnancies."
- Dana Jacobs
"Sam and Sarah were my care team for my me and my daughter. I recommend midwives to every single friend I know! The team was able to answer any questions along with calling me back after I paged them! Delivery went ao smoothly and Sam was a rockstar. My husband couldn't thank her enough! The level of care after my daughter was born was remarkable. It was a bitter sweet feeling being discharged from their care. Thank you Access Midwives!!"
- Nicole S
"I would highly recommend Access Midwives! Their team is fabulous from the admins to the few midwives we had the pleasure of meeting. Near the end of my pregnancy, I had a few extra ultrasounds and discussions with an OB. Sam K and Sarah T were always there to clarify anything for me and support me and my baby throughout the process. Sam was SO supportive and calming during my lengthy labour and ultimately the c-section that brought my babe earth side. She checked in on us frequently at the hospital and of course the 6-week post care is undeniably helpful and reassuring as a first time mom. We would hands down choose this practice again in the future!"
- Chelsea Marie
"I used Access Midwives for both of my deliveries. Sarah Donnelly-Hyde delivered them both. She was and always will be my knight in shining armour. She made the experience warm, relaxing, and minimally stressful for me and my family. To her. Also had lots of help from Kristen, Emma, and Lynlee throughout the pregnancies. Wonderful group of people that I would recommend to safely bring your precious packages into the world. Thank you forever Mary Ellen Peace"
- Mary Ellen Cercone
"I was a client of access midwives with my first child born this May. Ashley, Sarah, and Genevieve were so amazing during pregnancy, labour, and during the first weeks after birth. My labour and delivery was not typical from being overdue, to requiring help to get labour started, and to ultimately having a c-section they helped us to make decisions by giving us all of the information, while never pushing us to go a certain way. After birth we had some difficulties initially and it was great to have the midwives come to our home, and they were always available to answer questions. As a first time mom, this was very important and helped to make those tough first weeks a little bit easier. I cant say enough about the care we received at access midwives, and would definitely return should we decide to have another child."
- Christa Orschel
"Our daughter was born in early 2016, Kristy and Jules served as our midwives and the care and support we received was unparalleled. Appointments were frequent providing ample opportunity for questions and discussion, and information was presented in an unbiased and non judgemental atmosphere. Both midwives were exceptionally professional, but also warm and nurturing. Once my daughter was born, the home visits were an absolute blessing for a couple of tired parents. If we have another child, I will absolutely be calling Access Midwives again, and will continue to recommend midwifery to everyone I know that is adding to their family. Thank you so much to all of Access Midwives staff for such a positive experience"
- Rachael Chegahno
"I was with Access Midwives for all 3 of my children. I cannot describe how much of a relief it was that I could always call them, that they came to the house, and just how much they cared for me and my children. Connie, Irina, Elise and Ana Maria were lifesavers."
- Dawn Regamey
"I cant say enough about Access Midwives. So supportive and knowledgeable and they genuinely care about their patients and babies. The after-care was a lifesaver as well. I would recommend them to anyone."
- Sarah Nielson
"gave birth to a healthy baby girl using access midwives and returned to them to have my second baby in 2016 . I could never say enough good things about all the staff. I always felt well informed and taken care of - from the first call to our last visit. including home visits with my first born. 8 years of recommending them to fellow friends family and strangers and I'll continue to do so."
- Tyneesha Arsenault
"I only had the midwives for half of my pregnancy roughly....they made sure I had my ultrasounds on time and my appointments that were needed and always kept an eye on size of baby etc...what I liked the most was the after care when they come to your home...that was really helpful. Thank you Sam and Sarah for being awesome!"
- Tina Beverly
"Both of my births were great examples of how amazing midwives are, and how seamlessly they work with other healthcare professionals.My first was breech, within minutes of the confirming ultrasound my midwife called us to talk about options, and within the hour another midwife met us at the hospital for a consult with an OB. We chose to have a c section, and during the surgery, my midwife was there explaining what was going on and providing immeasurable emotional support. My second time I was determined to have a VBAC. My midwives encouraged, supported, and educated me to prepare for vaginal birth. My baby was very big and my labour was long, the midwives didn't hesitate to bring in the OB when baby's heart rate dropped, and although I ended up needing a vaccuum extraction by the OB, my midwives were still at the forefront, rooting me on. Frankly, I only felt like I could do it because of them. It felt like we were all in it together, not like I was just another pregnant lady being pushed through the system.In addition to all that, the post-partum support midwives provided to me and my family was instrumental in our survival with a newborn! I could never imagine not having a midwife and I joyfully recommend them to anyone and everyone!We love you, Sarah, Ashley, Genevieve, Kristen and Madeleine! Thank you for all you have done for our family!"
- Sara Langford
"Best care an expectant mother could get! Recommend midwives to EVERY expecting woman! Thank you for caring for myself and my little ones."
- Stephanie Oleniacz
"Sarah and Sam were an incredible team and I hope I am able to have them again in the future. I cannot say enough about how amazing Sam was during my delivery. Her calming presence and way of guiding me through decisions made me feel so comfortable and confident. She truly has a gift and any pregnant woman would be lucky to have her by their side during this amazing experience. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart."
- Meagan McCallum
"I had a great experience, I developed anxiety in pregnancy and my team Tamara, Simone and Erin were all so good at keeping me calm and happy during pregnancy at my home birth and the 6 weeks after. If I wasn't done having kids I would so use them again."
- Christina Lacaba
"Sometimes you come across an individual who is so passionate and great at their job. Tamara is definitely this person and I am so thankful I found her and her team! Thank you for delivering my baby and helping my husband and I throughout the entire process. I honestly dont think my delivery would have of gone as smooth without your guidance and expertise. Thank you so much Tamara, Simone & Erin for all of your help, patience and knowledge throughout my pregnancy, birth and post-partum period. If we decide to have a second baby in the future I hope I am lucky enough to have your team help me through the pregnancy again."
- Erin Leigh
"I had an amazing experience with my midwives last year. I had both Sam and Sarah, who were compassionate, knowledgable, and kind. Even after a pre-eclampsia diagnosis and transfer of care to an OB, they still continued visits and appointments, including visits in hospital due to me having to give birth prematurely. They even came to visit us in the NICU and then after we got home! Everyone at the clinic is so kind and thoughtful. Couldn't recommend them enough."
- Laura Thomas
"We had a great experience at access midwives with the birth of our first daughter in August 2018. Team purple (Erin, Tamara and Simone) was always friendly and encouraging. Although my care was transferred to OB during labour, Erin stayed with me the entire time! The at home after care was amazing, no need to leave the house for anything. "
- Jessica Newton
"All of the ladies at access midwives are amazing! I received the best care from the secretaries when coming in for a visit and from all the midwives who I had a chance to meet during my pregnancy! I will definitely be recommended accessmidwives to everyone I know and cant wait to be back as a patient with you! "
- Stephanie Kovacs
"Since day one my team of Midwives always made me feel welcome and deeply cared for. They made sure I had all the information and resources I needed during my pregnancy. I couldn't imagine my labour without my midwife Sarah being there. She was very calming and supportive. For the actual birth (since it took so long) she switched out with the owner Tamara and she was amazing as well. The home care and visits are much appreciated and I would reccommend Access Midwives to anyone. We drove from Paris for our visits and it was worth every minute. We will definitely be going back if/when we have another baby."
- Sarah Fraser
"I was skeptical at first because 10 years ago I didn't know much about midwifery. I'm so happy I took that leap out of my comfort zone. I had Simone and Salima for my first daughter Vaida (10yrs ago), it didn't go as planned and I ended up having a home birth. It was scary and fast but my two amazing midwives helped me get through it. For my second birth with my daughter Brynn, I was lucky enough to get Salima again as well as a student at the time (8yrs ago) Talise. It was so nice to be able to meet all of the midwives at Access to know who could possibly be catching my babies, I'm so happy I was lucky enough to be able to have midwife care. We ? Access! "
- Michelle Culley
"Couldn't have asked for a better experience with my midwives. These are the best ladies around and make pregnancy and delivery as comfortable as is possible. I appreciate them and what they do so much! I had Tamara, Erin, Simone and Amanda. Thank you for helping to bring my beautiful baby girl into the world. Love you all"
- Jamie Cantlon
"My son was born Nov 2017. I have nothing but great things to say about my experience. The prenatal; birth and postnatal care were exceptional. I felt that they were there hand in hand all the way. My birth experience was very personal and I will always treasure how in touch my team was. My husband was in awe with the level of care abd dedication. My team was Kristen, Connie and Kristi. I wish I had used them with my other kids. Ladies, thank you. If another child is ever in the cards you are my #1 choice."
- Vanuza Chihaluca Zaugg
"We were very satisfied with the wonderful service we received from you guys. You always answered all of our questions and responded very promptly to pages. You were all very helpful before the delivery but especially so afterwards. You went out of your way to make sure we were at ease with her low weight gain and we really appreciated all that you guys did for us! We are sad that our time together is over. But we will hopefully see you again in about 2 years for our second child, if all goes as planned!"
- Amber MacLeod
"My son was born sept/18 and I will definitely be using their services if I decide to have another baby. Ashley and Sarah were there anytime I needed them. highly recommended ?"
- Amy Pace
"I used access midwives with my second baby, and it was so much less stressful than with my first. the majority of my appointments were with Karlee and Lynlee, although I saw a couple of the other ladies on occasion. they provided me with great service and information and made me feel comfortable. And having one midwife with me at the hospital the whole time was relaxing, much less stressful. eventually the on-call midwife came, as she was in another birth at the time I went to the hospital, and her and the girl filling in for her were the only 2 people in the room that I dealt with the whole time. I will definitely be using midwife services if I have another baby in the future, and will recommend to anyone else I know"
- Valerie Saunders
"I had my daughter in 2017 with an amazing team of midwives! Kristin, Kristi, and Connie. They made me feel comfortable and explained clearly my options for my first delivery. Kristin delivered my daughter and I can't say enough great things about her and her care. She helped me remain calm and feel very supported in my natural labour and delivery. The only thing that bummed me out was I didn't get a chance to see her for my aftercare (I understand this can happen with the midwives rotations and delivering babies) and thank her for making my first delivery such a positive one!"
- Jenn Briggs
"When I became pregnant in 2015 I was struggling to decide between an OB or a midwife, as soon as I had my first apt with Access Midwives I knew they were the perfect fit for me. Their care is so personable, and reception staff so pleasant. I had such a wonderful experience with them for the birth of my son that I absolutely had no doubt that I would return again for my second, born July of this year (2018) It was also a lovely surprise to find out Connie would be one of the midwives on my team this time around, as she was one of my midwives back in 2015 as well! I also had Kristin and Kristi on my team, and I could not ask for a more supportive, caring amazing team of women helping me through my pregnancy, delivery and post partum care. I will always highly reccomend Access Midwives!!"
- Megan Downs-Katta
"I had a fantastic experience with Access Midwives. Being my first child, I was completely unaware of the exceptional service and dedication a team of midwives would offer. I was lucky enough to be a part of the Blue Team for my November 2017 baby. I cant say enough about the postpartum care and round the clock service when needed. Will definitely have my next baby with Access."
- Jessica Monaco
"Excellent! !! From A-Z these midwives are AMAZING!!! All the support you get from them from the begging till the end is just excellent!!!"
- Stephanie Alvarez
"I had the absolute pleasure of working with a team of midwives from Access Midwives for my children born in 2015 and 2016. They are a group of amazing people who really do care about you and your children. I was able to have my 1st birth with them exactly as I had planned and even though my second with them did not go as planned they made it just as wonderful. I highly recommend them to all of my friends who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant! Love them all!!!"
- Erin Aiton
"From the moment you make the call to get in with one of these amazing midwives they make you feel welcome. The front desk staff was always ready to assist in anyway they could, and the midwives were always happy to see you. My last minute decision to change from a hospital birth to a home birth was greeted with so much enthusiasm! Connie went straight to get me a home birth kit, when I say last minute I mean a few weeks left until my due date! Having my wonderful midwives there through my whole pregnancy was the most wonderful experience,you get to know them so well and feel completely comfortable and confident with them. I would certainly go back to Arlene and Connie if we were to have another baby(not happening though!) Thank you so much for the experience access midwives!!"
- Brittany Ritchie
"Leo is my first child, and having midwives was the best decision ever!! We loved our team purple and student midwife! I deal with anxiety and they made sure things went as smooth as possible. We had such attentive midwives and our student midwife (who delivered Leo), made sure we were adjusting well to the huge transition to parenthood. We miss you, and can't wait to see you for our next babe ;) "
- Christine Vanderveen
"Having midwives was the best experience, I ended up having an unplanned homebirth and if I didn't have midwives I'm not sure I would have my daughter today. I highly recommend getting a midwife, the follow up is amazing after having your baby and they are extremely helpful. LOVED my midwives at Access ?"
- Michelle Culley
"I had two absolutely wonderful experiences at access midwives. My first pregnancy with Simone and my second with Sarah. I would recommend Access Midwives (and special shout out to Sarah for my second baby's homebirth!) to anyone thinking Midwifery is the way to go. Super amazing women and care!!"
- Danielle Babineau
"Im so incredibly thankful to have found Access Midwives when I was pregnant and becoming a mom for the first time. All the ladies were always so kind and helpful every step of the way. From pregnancy, labour, delivery, and postpartum care the Team I had was there. Do not hesitate to look into midwifery care and contact Access Midwives if youre in the Hamilton area. Check out their website for more info."
- Maria A.
"Such a fantastic team of midwives! I strongly recommend Access Midwives! They go above and beyond to support you through the emotions and details of pregnancy, delivery and postpartum! They supported me and my four babies, through very different pregnancies and deliveries. Tamara and her team have become a special part of our birthing stories!"
- Laurie Trace
"Access Midwives delivered both of our girls and we highly recommend them! We were lucky enough to meet a few midwives and all of them were professional, compassionate and supportive through every step of pregnancy, birth and delivery. We are forever grateful to our midwives for their incredible support - especially during an unexpected NICU stay for our oldest!"
- Tina Tongana
"My heart still feels so FULL when I drive by Access Midwives office. Both my deliveries were very different (first ending with c-section and second with a VBAC) but yet both so amazing! I am SO thankful for my team of midwives (Tamara, Erin, and Simone) and I got lucky having them twice! My birthing and after care experience would not be so positive if it were not for these 3 ladies. I think Im lost for words how much I truly loved my midwives. My whole pregnancy, labour, delivery, and postpartum care was beautiful!"
- Laura L.
"Both my kids where born by Connie. She was amazing and gave us such support thru pregnancy and after."
- Jennifer Hogan-Sarookanian
"Today I am pretty emotional as it is, once again our last day with our INCREDIBLE midwives. These ladies, Kristin, Connie and Elise at Access along side the rest of their colleagues have such a talent for creating a personal, caring experience in the most professional manner. The education they provided throughout my pregnancies provided us with the knowledge and confidence Im certain no class could have provided us with.The way they advocated for every wish we had as parents before during and after labour and delivery with so much guidance and zero bias was so empowering. The love and care they seem to show every baby in their care is so special. I will miss them and the ability to pick up the phone at any hour of the day or night with my questions. I cant wait to see them again at the midwife reunion in the spring! "
- Haley McCormick
"Great care, caring midwives. if I ever have another baby will forsure use them again"
- Amber Leverton