ACCESS MIDWIVES - REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS

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- AVERAGE REVIEW SCORE 4.9% - OUT OF 5 -


"Just here to leave a quick THANK YOU! Our perfect little angel is turning 4 months as of today… Our experience with access midwives (purple team) was absolutely phenomenal! Tamara,Erin, Simone and Nicole were amazing. Couldn’t have wished for a better team. We felt safe and genuinely cared for at all times. The Second I met every single one of them I knew it’s gonna be great and everything is gonna be okay! We were really excited and looking forward to have our little one at home. Well, he had other plans in mind and decided to surprise us in wanting to get out of there feet first… 😉 We had to quickly change plans, needed an ambulance,rush to the hospital and he was delivered by emergency c-section. Now that sounds pretty scary and traumatic. But I can tell everyone who reads this review, thanks to Tamara and Nicole IT WASNT!!! They’ve done an excellent job keeping everyone (daddy included) safe and calm. I am proud to say that even with the little twist at the end it was just PERFECT for us! It just shows that you can plan as much as you want but at the end of the day the little ones might have other plans. which isn’t a problem with the right support of your midwife!!! Letting go of plans and adapting to new challenges that day was actually the most empowering feeling I’ve ever felt. All that is left to say is THANK YOU to every single one of you! It was an amazing experience and I am more than thankful for your fantastic care!!! "

- Sabrina Ziegler

Website

"Thank you for giving me a great pregnancy, birth and post partum experience. It was exactly what I had hoped for. I had the natural unmedicated birth I wanted, I couldn't ask for more. "

- Lauren Rivard

Website

"Me and my wife will be always grateful to Access Midwives , we had a lovely experience. Tamara , Simone and Erin the team who took care of my wife , thank you from the bottom of our hearts ."

- Mansour AlZahrani

Google

"I had an amazing experience with the pink team at Access Midwives. Their support and care throughout my pregnancy was above and beyond. My labour and delivery was extremely fast which created a stressful situation for a first time mom. Kristen was on call for my delivery and I could not have been happier with how motivating and empowering she was. Looking forward to delivering with Access Midwives again in the future!"

- Amanda D

Google

"I couldn’t be more happy with my experience at Access Midwives. The staff are always very pleasant and they genuinely care about you and your baby. They all made navigating pregnancy so much easier then I ever thought possible. When I had to get an emergency C-section, Genevieve sat beside me the whole time to support and reassure me. Pregnancy, especially your first one, can be overwhelming and scary at times. I am forever thankful for Genevieve, Connie and Lynlee for being apart of my journey and helping me deliver a beautiful, healthy baby girl! xo"

- Hailey

Website

"This was my first child and my pregnancy journey was made so much easier with my midwives team. My midwives put my fears at ease and were extremely knowledgeable and supportive with my birthing plan and my inexperienced questions. My team allowed me to understand what was happening with my baby and body throughout my pregnancy and what I could expect for my labour and birth. My team was always 100% attentive to my needs and were calming during the birth of my first baby girl. Using Access Midwives allowed me to feel heard and that my time and pregnancy was important and did not feel like a clinical in and out doctors appointment. I will definitely be using midwives for my next child! Thank you so much for my midwives team Susana, Kristen, Elise, Emma! You ladies made my experience easy and amazing. "

- Victoria Attwood

Website

"Thank you to the wonderful staff at Access Midwives; Jamie, Barbara and Sue for all of your help over the phone and in clinic. And of course thank you immensely to the awesome team of midwives we had as part of our journey for the second time! I was a patient at Access Midwives from 2018-2019 and 2020-2021 with the same team of midwives (Tamara, Simone, Erin and a student) for both of my pregnancies. From early pregnancy to 6 weeks postpartum, their attention to detail and always addressing my concerns and questions was great! During the pandemic, I felt very safe as they always followed protocols, ensured PPE was worn and sanitizing took place. Although my two birth stories were very different (first at 36w + 3d and second at 40w + 3d), the care I received throughout was incredible both times! The aftercare in home visits were very much appreciated, especially when you’re exhausted with a newborn and not up for leaving the house. Being in the care of a midwife allowed me to feel very comfortable and confident that my concerns (as a first or second time mom) would always be addressed. Each midwife took the time to get to know me (and my husband pre pandemic) and all of my visits were as thorough as I needed. I never felt like just another patient. My husband and I wouldn’t have it any other way and would recommend midwives to anyone, especially Access Midwives to anyone in the area!"

- Melissa Groff

Facebook

"I was fortunate to have Access Midwives for both of my pregnancies! I loved the personal care and positive atmosphere! I would not hesitate to refer anyone I know who is looking for care to Access Midwives. They are professional, caring, and wise and will ensure your pregnancy-related needs are met at all times! Just a tip - as soon as you find out you're pregnant register on their website. They fill up so quickly due to their great service!!!"

- Jamie Boyd

Google

"I've had such an amazing experience at Access, as have all of my friends/coworkers who have been blessed to have them care for their pregnancies. They take care to ensure that not only yours and your babies physical health is maintained, but provide an all encompassing approach to your care. I have never been asked so many times how I, as well as my husband and older daughter, were handling the emotional aspects of the pregnancy and afterwards, with having a newborn. I left every appointment feeling confident and when I had questions or concerns they were always answered fully and without complaint and most importantly they never made me feel bad for calling with questions or paging when I felt I needed assessment or reassurance. I feel very blessed to have shared my pregnancy journey with the staff at Access, will continue to recommend them and will definitely be back!!!"

- Kelsey Nash

Facebook

"Tamara, Simone and Erin were such an amazing team and I am so thankful I chose Access Midwives. They were amazing about taking the time to answer any and all questions during my pregnancy never making the appointments feel rushed. They had so many unique and more natural suggestions for symptoms that popped up like heartburn and restless legs. Loved having more natural alternatives that weren’t just running to typical solutions. They also provided so much support given the fact that being pregnant during a pandemic was exceptionally stressful. My delivery had to switch to OB care while in the hospital due to some risk factors, but Tamara still attended my daughter’s delivery and really helped direct my pushing so that I delivered her fast and efficiently. In addition our postpartum care was phenomenal. Having the midwives to answer all questions and concerns and such hands on care felt such a blessing. At my last appointment I was particularly impressed that Simone took time to discuss the risks of postpartum depression, particularly for new moms during the pandemic. It gave me the opportunity to have discussions with my family to make sure I had the right support in place. I 10/10 believe I picked the best care providers and feel so lucky I had such a great team with my first pregnancy."

- Stephanie Procter

Google

"We had an exceptional experience with Access Midwives and the Purple team. I felt that Tamara, Simone, Erin and Nicole went above and beyond when it came to supporting us and brought forth their years of combined experience and knowledge. I always felt the team was available for our questions and any concerns and we felt very accommodated from prenatal to post with their thorough appointments. "

- Aliyyah Fazil

Website

"My experience with Access Midwives was nothing short of amazing. As a young mom, I was nervous to find out i was pregnant. Elise, Emma & Kristen were absolutely amazing throughout my entire pregnancy. They made me feel comfortable, safe, cared for and answered any questions i had. The 6 week postpartum care was also great. I got lots of checkup phone calls and a few house visits which helps alot after giving birth! I highly recommend Access Midwives to anybody who is expecting! "

- Skylar Hubbert

Website

"I had a wonderful experience with Access Midwives during my pregnancy and 6 weeks postpartum with my first child. We dealt with Amanda and Rachel for my whole pregnancy. Both ladies very knowledgeable, and supportive. Half way through my pregnancy, the pandemic started and although my husband was no longer able to join me for my appointments, I still felt taken care of by both ladies. I was going to Mac every two weeks for ultrasounds and they were up to date on making and changing appointments for me. The receptionists there were also easy and friendly to deal with! I wanted either Rachel or Amanda present for my birth (As they knew all the details of my pregnancy), but due to their schedules at the hospital at the time, were not able to be there. I was nervous dealing with another midwife as she didn’t know my history. My water broke at 5am and after confirming at the hospital later that morning, I was asked if I wanted to stay at the hospital or go home to wait for the contractions to come naturally. I opted to go home so we can be nice and comfy until we were ready to be admitted. Contractions started in the afternoon and were getting heavy by 9pm. They tell you to wait until you get the 4-1-1 contractions but that didn’t happen for me as they were all over the place. We called Erin twice to let her know (that I was in pain and uncomfortable) and she assured to wait until they were 411. From 11pm-midnight the pain was so bad I was going to the washroom thinking I had to go and was pushing instead, blood followed. I was screaming in my bed and didn’t want to wait for the 411 to come. My husband finally called one more time to update her and she advised us to go straight to the hospital. When we got there, I was 10cm dilated and had to push right away (no time to check in or change!). Although the earlier dealings with Erin weren’t as great (as I knew I should have gone to the hospital earlier), when it was time to push, she was amazing and knew what she was doing. Our baby girl arrived within one hour of arriving at the hospital. Erin was great and we Thank her so much for her support that night and ensuring a smooth delivery and after care. My postpartum support was with Rachel and I can not thank her enough. As new parents, you always worry with your first child and want to make sure you are doing everything right. Rachel’s support was invaluable and she reminded us that we were doing a great job. She was great with Emilia and helped me with breastfeeding positions. It was wonderful to have in home visits with her during a pandemic. Her visits were never timed, didn’t seem rushed. She would be there for as long as you needed her and always answered our questions (no matter how silly they sounded)! I hope to deal with her again in the future. I recommended Access Midwives to friends and to my sister who also dealt with Amanda and Rachel during her pregnancy. Thank you again!"

- Pia Bojeski

Google

"If any sentence can sum up my experience with Access Midwives is that I am most definitely coming back to them if/when I have my second child. I was under the care of team Blue (Lynlee, Genevieve, and Connie) who were PHENOMENAL. As a first time mom with a Type A personality, I had a lot of anxiety being pregnant and moving into motherhood. The team and staff at Access Midwives are always very friendly and knowledgeable. My delivery went as smoothly as it could go under the guidance of Lynlee and I felt so much compassion during my pre-labour all the way through to our final 6 week visit from the whole team. They were amazing. Knowing that there is not only 1 way to raise a child, my only constructive criticism is for the team to communicate on what they tell their clients. There were mixed reviews on when to introduce the bottle (because I wanted to make sure my son was willing to take a bottle in case I was unavailable). Overall, I am extremely satisfied with their care. Thank you so much! "

- Karen Lai Drake

Website

"Wonderful midwives and pregnancy experience. I had intense anxiety about labour and birth, and I felt immediately taken care of and at ease with my midwives - Amanda, Beth & Rachel. They are all amazing and took care of me and my family so well through a 40 hour labour process. I highly recommend Access Midwives to any expecting woman!"

- Shelby Martin

Google

"Best Midwives in Hamilton!!! Erin, Tamara and Simone were incredible in keeping my baby and I happy and healthy during pregnancy and beyond! Having home visits was amazing and I would recommend midwifery care to anyone who can have it! Thank you so much for everything!!!"

- Jessica Delange

Google

"Just wanted to send a quick THANK YOU to the Blue Team for the incredible care we received during my pregnancy and at my daughter Everly’s birth! Connie was amazing during the delivery day and was so supportive of the Hypnobirthing I was practicing. It was a great day and we’re so happy she was able to be there with us!"

- Amie S.

Website

"I've had two babies delivered through access midwives. What a great experience through pregnancy, delivery, and after. Very professional, knowledgeable, and caring. I just had my second baby, and a midwife named Simone made this experience amazing. I have never received such care, I felt like she went above and beyond than what I ever expected. She gave me so much knowledge, and support through it all. She did most of my appointments through pregnancy and after birth. I felt the baby and I were very much cared for. Tamara helped me through labour by answering my phone calls every two hours through panic haha, and delivered my baby. I have no complaints, and if I ever have a third baby, I will be coming back. Thank you to an amazing team. Thank you Simone for always going above and beyond."

- Maegan Spilotro

Google

"Simone and Tamara were my midwives. Both of them were incredible. I was so impressed with the amount of experience they had, along with how kind, compassionate, and thorough they were. At each visit, I felt like any question was welcome and was answered thoroughly. I cannot thank them enough for the care they provided me during pregnancy, labour, and postpartum. I truly felt like they were a part of our family experience, cheering us on and joining in the excitement the whole way. I know they see and deliver so many babies weekly, but I truly felt like I was number one in their eyes. Having such frequent and thorough care the whole way through was a true gift. Thank you, thank you thank you! The only constructive criticism I can give is that I was surprised at how little they knew about Natural Family Planning and it's credibility. After delivery, it was recommended to me to go on birth control. This was very surprising to me, as they had previously always offered such natural options when it came to medications and interventions. Birth control is so harsh on a woman's system, and Natural Family Planning is just as effective, without the nasty side effects. But I didn't feel my midwives acknowledged this research. My husband and I use a method called Creighton/NaPro Technology, which has also helped us in our fertility journey by monitoring progesterone before and during pregnancy. I know this made the difference in carrying our baby to term, (as we had previously miscarried likely due to low progesterone) but the midwives weren't as knowledgeable in this area. My recommendation would be for the midwives to take a course in Natural Family Planning, particularly Creighton (NaPro Technology) so that they can improve their amazing care even further. "

- Kathleen LeBlanc

Website

"Great overall experience with my midwives at this practice. Appointments were thorough, staff is friendly and midwives are caring and more than competent. I've recommended them to multiple friends who have also had good experiences. I will definitely be back when we have another :)"

- Relle LB

Google

"We came to access midwives because we needed to give birth at McMaster, and a friend of ours that had twins recommended them. And we are so thankful that she did. Rachel, Amanda, and Connie were our team, and they were amazing. We had some extra medical issues that needed to be navigated, and the girls were not possessive, but rather, always concerned about our health above all else, and even referred us to a medical team at McMaster for some pre-birth treatments. They were there for us 24/7, and really helped us to weed through the mountain of information out there for new parents. And in the end, we ended up having to have an emergency c-section anyway, but the midwives were still there by our side all the way through, and for months after, making sure that we not only made it through the labour, but through the first steps of new parenthood. We aren't likely to have another child, but if we did, we would most definitely be doing so with Access Midwives."

- Catlin and April Homer

Website

"Very satisfied with my experience as a first time mom with Access Midwives. I would absolutely recommend them. Amanda, Rachel and Sarah were absolutely amazing to me throughout my journey. Shout out to Simone as well who helped me through a somewhat difficult birth. They were always available and that help me a lot as this was my first time pregnant and I didn't know what to expect majority of the time. They were excellent at calming my fears and ensuring baby and I were ok. The first few weeks postpartum was more challenging than my entire pregnancy and these ladies ensured I was well taken care of. Not to mention the house calls in the middle of a pandemic. Cheers to you ladies. You guys are awesome!!!!"

- Shana-Kay Jack-Layne

Google

"Absolutely loved my experience with access midwives so much that I went with them for both my pregnancies 7 yrs apart...I had Tamera and her team n also requested her again for my second...they were super knowledgeable and hands-on and made me feel like family...I've referred them to almost everyone I know who is pregnant and everyone just loves the experience as much as I did! If your on the fence about having a midwife don't be you won't regret it!"

- ckvp 2012

Google

"We had Elise and Sarah as our midwives for our daughter born in 2015. Both were so kind, patient and knowledgeable. Loved the calm, caring and personal experience of midwife care and SO appreciated the postpartum visits. Wonderful, compassionate, very well-educated professionals 💕"

- LA Derouet

Facebook

"I cannot thank my midwives enough for everything they did for my family this year. The prenatal and postpartum care were exceptional, in addition to the support and care through labour and delivery. I highly recommend Access Midwives for all the pregnant people out there! 5 stars!"

- Hope Freer

Website

"I am a client of access midwives with my first child born this June. My midwife team was amazing throughout the entire pregnancy. I can’t say enough good things about the care that we received at access midwives. I would definitely return should we decide to have another child. Overall I highly recommend this service. Hint, make sure you request a midwife in advance to better your chances of getting one. "

- Laura Whitney

Google

"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

Google

"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

Website

"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."

- Kristina

Google

"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. Can’t wait to return to Access for future pregnancies!"

- Janet Sinasac

Google

"I couldn’t 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 can’t say enough good things about my experience, thank you!"

- Lindsay Sinclair

Google

"For both of my kids I had an amazing experience and support from our midwives. I would definitely recommend this location."

- Melissa Philpott

Google

"5 Star Rating!!!"

- Rosalyn Poort

Google

"We’ve 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 doesn’t want to use them given that they are covered by OHIP!"

- Fran Lasowski

Google

"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

Google

"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 can’t thank Sarah, Emma, Sevanne and all the people at Access Midwives for giving me the best support and love during my pregnancies."

- Dana Jacobs

Google

"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

Google

"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

Facebook

"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

Google

"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 can’t say enough about the care we received at access midwives, and would definitely return should we decide to have another child."

- Christa Orschel

Google

"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

Google

"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

Google

"I can’t 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

Google

"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

Facebook

"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

Facebook

"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

Website

"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

Facebook

"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

Website

"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

Facebook

"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 don’t 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

Facebook

"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

Google

"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

Website

"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 can’t wait to be back as a patient with you! "

- Stephanie Kovacs

Website

"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

Website

"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

Website

"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

Website

"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

Facebook

"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

Website

"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

Facebook

"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

Facebook

"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

Google

"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

Google

"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 can’t say enough about the postpartum care and round the clock service when needed. Will definitely have my next baby with Access."

- Jessica Monaco

Google

"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

Google

"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

Google

"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

Google

"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

Website

"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

Google

"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

Google

"I’m 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 you’re in the Hamilton area. Check out their website for more info."

- Maria A.

Google

"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

Google

"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

Google

"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 I’m lost for words how much I truly loved my midwives. My whole pregnancy, labour, delivery, and postpartum care was beautiful!"

- Laura L.

Facebook

"Both my kids where born by Connie. She was amazing and gave us such support thru pregnancy and after."

- Jennifer Hogan-Sarookanian

Facebook

"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 can’t wait to see them again at the midwife reunion in the spring! "

- Haley McCormick

Website

"Great care, caring midwives. if I ever have another baby will forsure use them again"

- Amber Leverton

Website

"Was very happy going with midwife instead of OB. My team was really good. The one was not as good as the other. But the one was amazing. If it wasn't for her I would been in trouble but she saved me from major complications. They took the time to make sure my baby and I were safe and healthy. Would highly recommend midwife's to anyone."

- Niamh Baszyl

Google

"I was thrilled with the care I received at Access. My team of midwives (Ashley, Lauren, and Cait), answered questions and made sure I never felt dumb. My son ended up arriving almost four weeks early, and my team was SO supportive!"

- Jessica Visser

Facebook

"I was blessed to have the midwives from Access Midwives for both of my babies and I have only the best things to say about them. They were all extremely kind and caring, they truly invest their time and energy into each mom and baby. I got to know a few different midwives and loved them all. Thank you for being so dedicated to what you do!"

- Amanda Mulholland

Facebook

"Wonderful experience during my first pregnancy! I couldn’t have asked for better, more personalized care for myself and baby! "

- Natasha Ward

Facebook

"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 recommend 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

Facebook

"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

Facebook

"Loved the care I received with my 3rd pregnancy. My only regret is I didn't have Midwives for my first 2 children"

- Meaghan Raven Mallory

Facebook

"Many thanks to the pink team aka, Kristi-Arlaine-Kristen, they did a fabulous job. Will miss them greatly."

- Andra Anna-Maria C

Facebook

"awesome experience. Sarah and Sam were amazing"

- Nicole Louise

Facebook

"Becoming a mother for the first time seemed overwhelming to me but choosing Midwifery Care was 100% the best choice I made after confirming my pregnancy with my family doctor. From the initial meeting to get to know me and follow up visits during my pregnancy, I felt cared for both physically and emotionally. My Team (Orange) were fantastic and will forever hold a special place in my heart. I would recommend Midwifery care to anyone and if you’re in the Hamilton area to give Access Midwives a call. Thank-You ever so much to Access Midwives."

- Maria J Maria

Facebook

"I had a wonderful experience with Access Midwives. I was on team purple with Tamara, Simone, and Erin. My appointments were scheduled in such a way that I had almost equal time with each midwife so that I felt comfortable with each of them. I was lucky enough to have two of my team's midwives for the labour and delivery process. I had an unexpected tear during delivery (baby rotated while coming down) which brought on a lot of blood loss after delivery. My midwife immediately got the OB involved to check the severity and to stitch it up. I ended up needing to be stitch up in the OR with a spinal tap. My midwife went with me to the OR, held my baby right next to me through the spinal tap, and stayed in the OR with me throughout the stitching. She also advocated for my husband to be able to hold our baby in the OR so that they were both by my side in there. I then had an unexpected 6 day stay in the hospital and my midwifery team made sure to check on me and my baby throughout the stay. Also, their advice and help was invaluable during each of the many checkups in the six weeks after delivery. As a first time mom, I had a lot of questions and they were always willing to help. I would recommend this clinic to anybody wanting a personable pregnancy and birthing experience. I was given options instead of mandates and felt in control of my own experience while having their help to guide me."

- Alyssa Cromwell

Google

"Access midwives did a great job with our pregnancy. All the staff and midwives were wonderful. Tamara is a midwife fairy godmother. Thanks for making our first baby such a lovely and comfortable experience, for answering all our worries and concerns and for taking so much care in making sure that things went well and our needs and wishes were honoured. Would recommend highly."

- Dorian Juric

Google

"I had a wonderful experience dealing with Access midwives. It was my first pregnancy and I felt comfortable every time with my midwives. If my midwives weren't available, another one took there place right away. Answered all my questions and they were there to make sure the whole process of labor went great. My midwife at delivery was full of energy, always positive, joking with my husband and quite excited that I was having a baby and she was there to help. Thanks Access Midwives!"

- Tammie Hayes

Website

"We received phenomenal care from our team of midwives before, during, and after birth. I felt very emotionally supported during our unexpectedly early birth, it was so important to me that we had time to build a bond with the people present when our second son was born (a completely different feeling from our first child-he was delivered by the OB on call, who was lovely but I had never met her). We spent several days in hospital monitoring baby and our midwife was there frequently to check in and advocate for us. I am also grateful for the home visits after we were discharged. While we don't plan for any more children, we would absolutely recommend access midwives to any friend seeking pregnancy care in the future!"

- Elise Ritter

Google

"From the very beginning, our midwives were wonderful. I can't imagine my labour without them. Thank you for all your support and dedication. I highly recommend Access to anyone that wants a more personal experience from their pregnancy."

- Andra Visan

Facebook

"Access Midwives are a fantastic prenatal, delivery and post partum support! Our daughter Adelène was born February 17th 2018. Truly a wonderful and fulfilling experience using their services!"

- Rob Middleton

Facebook

"My husband and I chose Access Midwives for our first pregnancy after hearing wonderful reviews. We had a team of 4 - Lauren, Kate, Ashley and Sam. All 4 ladies were exceptionally professional, knowledgeable and compassionate. Being first time parents can be stressful and you can doubt yourself easily and be unsure of what to do. Our midwives came to our rescue many times with answers and reassurance. Our son is now 6 weeks old and thriving! Thank you ladies"

- Alyssa Kiely

Website

"Thank you to Access Midwives especially Melissa, Carly snd Sarah. You girls were great, I will always remember the kind and compassionate care you provided me and Baby!"

- Vidya Mirza

Facebook

"My whole pregnancy I was taken care of by Ashley, Lauren & Elyse and could not have been happier with my experience! Choosing to go with Access Midwives was one of the best decisions I made and as a first time mom I felt comfortable through the whole pregnancy. I will definitely go back to Access for #2! Thank you ladies for being so great at your jobs!"

- Ashley Lynn

Facebook

"Had my handsome boy Evan with the help of Karlee, Melissa & Sarah ! Although most of my visits I felt were with Melissa, Karlee was with me for majority of my labour! Aside from a huge mix up in my due date and I mean huge... the midwives were awesome, friendly, kind & caring!"

- Jessica Norry

Facebook

"I used access midwives in 2009 and 2011 and had outstanding support and care. Iryna delivered both my boys and went above and beyond many different points along the way!"

- Sherry Beduk

Facebook

"Karly and Sarah are amazing, I couldn't have done it with out them and all the staff are super friendly. Thanks again for an amazing pregnancy."

- Laura Balloch

Facebook

"When pregnant with my first child, I knew I wanted to go with midwives. My sister in law recommended Access Midwives and now I know why. Not only were they professional and knowledgable, they made me feel comfortable, safe and like my baby and I mattered. This was true through out the whole pregnancy, birth and after care. The after care was the best part of the whole process, if you ask me! I loved that they girls came to see the babe and I in our own environment. I would recommend Access Midwives to anyone! Thank you ladies for all your hard work and dedication."

- Krista Marie

Facebook

"I truly cannot express how appreciative I am for the care I received from my amazing midwife, Karlee, throughout my pregnancy, during labour and delivery and afterwards with a newborn. She made me feel safe and supported every step of the way making the experience of becoming a first time mom as stress free as possible. Not only is Karlee incredibly skilled, she is also extremely caring and kind. We will miss her!"

- Michelle Lucas Larving

Facebook

"Ashley, Elise, Lauren (and Monica!)-- I had the most wonderful experience through my pregnancy because of you!!! Thank you so much for every single thing, and for helping my baby boy Heath into this world safely, and for watching over us afterward. Each of you are truly wonderful and I'm so grateful for you. xo"

- Jamie Cantlon

Website

"Amazing place! Highly recommend to my friends, very professional and the care with them was amazing! My midwives Caitlin and Melissa were wonderful! They made my entire pregnancy and birth experience great! The care after was so helpful and they took the time to listen and check in which, as a new mom is much appreciated!"

- Meaghan Sarah

Facebook

"I have used Access Midwives for both my pregnancies and have loved it both times. My second pregnancy involved a lot of paging the midwives and they always made me feel reassured and never made me feel like an inconvenience. Even after being switched to OB care for my labour my midwife checked in with me consistently until we decided we wanted her to come to the hospital. Kristi, Arlaine and Kristin are a fabulous team. (Lynlee is also fantastic)"

- Laurinda Blaine

Website

"We were with Stoney Creek Access Midwives for all three of our kids! Tamara and Connie were among the many who provided our care and we cannot thank them enough! I highly recommend midwives to anyone expecting - even if you know that you will not be able to (or won't want to) deliver naturally or at home. The supportive care throughout and afterwards alone is more than worth it! Each of our three kids were born at the hospital (planned) and two of our three had to be c-sections. You receive all of the same medical support that you would get from your doctor or an OB, plus so much more."

- Sonya Bender

Facebook

"Access Midwives are amazing... This was my first time using a midwife and I was absolutely thrilled with the experience! Sarah and Kristen were amazing, any questions I had they were available to answer! I would recommend to anybody! If I decide to have another baby I will definitely be returning! Thanks for the great experience!"

- Francene Selemidis

Facebook

"Words cannot describe how thankful j am for my midwives!! Elise, Ashley, Lauren, Sarah, and Airlen.. You girls are amazing and I could lot of done any of it without your love and support! I highly recommend any of these girls, and to support midwifery!!!!! You are all so talented, and are perfect for the careers you have chosen!!! I miss you all very much!!!! Can't wait to see you all again when we decided to have another!!!!!! From the moment I made my first spot with you, to my last visit... You were always there for me, and so informative and supportive!!!!!"

- Carly Gagnon

Facebook

"Had a wonderful experience as a first time mom, will definitely be coming back with my next!"

- Kassidy Mallon

Facebook

"I'm going to be a Ftm and my midwives have been so great that I'm not even worried. Keep up the great work ladies."

- Helena Horachek

Website

"I have experienced two births with access Midwives and nothing but positive thoughts!"

- Melissa Philpott

Facebook

"I am so truly happy that I chose to get a midwife for my firstborn. I did not only have one midwife but I was blessed with two who were beyond amazing! I would highly recommend midwives to all my family & friends. Hopefully in the near future, i'll be able to relive this beautiful experience! Thank-you so much Access Midwives! Xo"

- Brenda Sheppard

Facebook

"Amazing group of midwives. I had an amazing labour experience thanks to them!"

- Erin Emick

Website

"We had the pleasure of having Melissa Marchand and Kristi Kemp as our midwives. Even when my pregnancy didn't go as planned and I was transferred to an OB for the last month and a half of care they were still amazing and On-Call when I went into labour. Kristi was present for the labour and delivery of our son and he was immediately in midwife care when he arrived. I would recommend Access Midwives to anyone who is pregnant and looking for the best support during and after your pregnancy! You are welcomed in as family and not just another pregnant patient. Our son is now 3.5months and I miss going in for our appointments!"

- Yvonne Hill

Facebook

"As this being my second child I wanted a more personal experience from what I go the first time around with my doc. With my midwives I am getting it the care and the personal touch they give you is amazing absolutely am thrilled to be able to experience this."

- Ana Bratina

Facebook

"I have nothing but amazing memories of my experience at Access Midwives! Kristen, Sarah, Tamara and Kristi will always have a place in my families hearts"

- Rebecca Kokai Flook

Facebook

"Today is my last appointment with my midwife Mellissa Marchand and I have to say it is going to be one of the saddest moments in my life. She was an exceptional midwife and I can't express how amazing she was. Throughout my pregnancy my blood pressure kept going higher and higher and near the end of my pregnancy I had to be transferred into hospital care which meant Melissa did'nt necessarily have to care for m"

- Genie-Lyn Depodesta

Facebook

"I had a great experience and my midwives were amazing. Thanks for all your support Melissa and Cait. Still miss you both but I will definitely be in touch for baby number two :)"

- Julie Ann

Facebook

"Such an amazing experience with Kristin, Sarah and Melissa!! When I drive by the clinic now I'm sad I don't need to stop in for a visit!!!"

- Amy Janssen

Facebook

"I couldn't be happier with the care we received at Access Midwives. As a first time mom having the personal support from Elyse and Lauren was invaluable. We can't thank then enough!"

- Jennifer Schneidersmann

Facebook

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