Ordre des sage-femmes du Québec


Inclusiveness : position Statement Issued by the Ordre des sages-femmes du Québec

October 20, 2016

Press release

In Québec, the services of midwives are becoming increasingly accessible. As a result, midwives
are in contact with a more diversified population.

When it comes to services and care, the Ordre des sages-femmes du Québec (OSFQ) considers that accessibility and quality are inseparable because health equity is a fundamental principle.

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What is a midwife?

A midwife is a health professional trained to provide care and services to mothers and newborn babies during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period up to six weeks after birth.

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