Miller Announces Funding For Midwife Services
Yesterday, Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka announced the government is providing an additional $410,776 this year to support midwives in Parry Sound-Muskoka. Midwives of Muskoka will receive $356,744 and Midwives of Georgian Bay will receive $54,032. The money is part of the government’s investment of an additional $28 million to expand midwifery services across Ontario, which will help up to 3,400 more families access additional choice in primary care during a pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Miller says “This additional funding will mean more families in Parry Sound-Muskoka will be able to access quality care from a midwife during pregnancy, labour and birth, as well as six weeks of support once their baby is born.”
The province is also working to responsibly expand the scope of practice for midwives to allow them to prescribe more medications to clients. Miller says the change will provide greater choice and convenience for families and reduce time that patients wait for medications and therapies.