About our clinic.
At Midwives of Brant, we offer a range of resources to support expectant mothers and their families throughout their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey. Our midwives provide comprehensive, individualised care that emphasises the natural process of childbirth and supports informed decision-making. We also offer access to a range of resources, including childbirth education classes, breastfeeding support, and referrals to community care providers. We are an LGBTQ+ supportive practice, and our goal is to ensure that every client who comes to us for care has the knowledge, tools, and support they need to have a positive and empowering birth experience, and to thrive in the transition into parenthood.
Melanie took the opportunity to buy Community Midwives of Brantford in 2020. It had always been her dream to own a clinic where midwifery is practiced to its fullest, and now, with Midwives of Brant, she is proud to have created an environment where clients want to come and midwives want to stay.
Alison brings a unique perspective to the clinic, having been a client for both of her pregnancies. She is dedicated to her role, taking pride in helping make the experience for expectant mothers positive and stress-free.
Alison is married and has three children and a furry friend who all keep her busy outside of work. In her free time, she enjoys the warm summer months, outdoor activities, reading, and cooking.
Melissa's smiling face will be the first to greet you when you arrive at the clinic. She has many years of experience working in medical administration and has been with Midwives of Brant since May 2020. Melissa was born, raised and currently still lives in Brantford with her 7-year-old daughter whom she loves spending all of her free time with. Melissa enjoys being part of your care!
Aside from regular prenatal, birth and postpartum care, we are proud to offer these services:
Free prenatal classes for low resource clients
Tongue tie releases
Jaundice testing and follow-up at home
Support for with home and hospital water births
Laughing gas for home births
Yearly reunion for all clients and their families
Communication available in English, French, and Dutch.
Natural methods of induction
Tens machine rental for pain relief
Breast pumps available to borrow
We would like to acknowledge that Brantford and Brant County is situated on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy, specifically the territory of the Six Nations of the Grand River, which includes the Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Seneca, and Tuscarora Nations.
We recognize and honor the enduring presence, stewardship, and deep connection to the land of the Haudenosaunee people, who have been the custodians of this territory since time immemorial. We acknowledge their rich cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and the ongoing contributions they make to the land, water, and community.
As visitors and residents, it is important for us to show respect, gratitude, and support for the Haudenosaunee people and their sovereignty. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and learn on this land, and we commit to building positive relationships and fostering understanding between our communities.
We acknowledge that the history of colonization and the effects of colonial policies have had a profound impact on the Haudenosaunee people and their traditional way of life. We recognize the need to address past and ongoing injustices, and we stand in solidarity with the Haudenosaunee people in their journey towards healing, self-determination, and the preservation of their culture and identity.
In recognizing the land and the peoples who have cared for it throughout the generations, we acknowledge our responsibility to actively support and participate in the process of reconciliation, decolonization, and the pursuit of a more just and equitable future for all.
We offer this land acknowledgement as a small step towards building respectful relationships with the Indigenous communities whose land we reside upon and strive to create a more inclusive and inclusive community that embraces the values of unity, harmony, and mutual respect.