A healthy alternative.

We are open

We are welcoming babies, women and their loved ones into our community of support.

As a midwife-led, not-for-profit community healthcare facility, we specialize in natural childbirth and the care of pregnant women, new parents and young babies.

The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre is available to all residents of Ontario, registered with an Ottawa area midwife (see which practices have appointment at the Centre), and experiencing a low risk pregnancy. Your midwife will talk with you about all of your birthplace options, and register you at the Centre if you both decide it’s the right spot for you. The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre is a free option for any resident of Ontario, who meets the other criteria to birth here.

Tours are available for anyone registered with a midwife. Sign up for one today, or take a look at our Virtual Tour first!

Professional care for newborns and their parents

Birth is a major event. In preparation for this major transition, and in the days, weeks and months that follow, babies, parents and their families may need extra care and support to rest, recover and gain confidence in their new roles. At the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre, we can help you navigate this time of tremendous transition.

The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre hosts a range of services for new families, including massage therapy, naturopathic medicine, prenatal classes, mom-and-baby classes, and more! View our calendar for what's happening now, and check back often for information on our latest offerings.

Who we are

Another approach to pre- and post-natal care

The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre (OBWC) is a not-for-profit community healthcare facility that specializes in natural childbirth and the care of pregnant people, new parents and young babies.

The centre’s spacious birth suites offer clients with midwives and low-risk pregnancies an informal, family-centered place to deliver their children. The community area is home to a host of pre- and post-natal professionals who provide information, encouragement and a range of wellness services to parents and parents-to-be.

Everyone who works at the OBWC takes a culturally inclusive, non-institutional and holistic approach to care that draws clients from across the Ottawa area. We aim to make the Centre welcoming to all clients, including young parents, new immigrants, single parents, Aboriginal people, LGBT parents, and any others who are exploring out-of-hospital birth options.

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