About the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre

The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre is a midwife-led birth and wellness centre located in southeast Ottawa that offers a broad range of maternal and infant services to Ottawa clients, newborns, and their families. These services include prenatal care, labour and delivery, breastfeeding support and educational programs.

The Centre opened on February 3, 2014, and has been welcoming families into this safe community home since then. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre offers services to clients across the Ottawa region.

Our Mission

The OBWC celebrates healthy births and family wellness by providing a safe community home and a broad range of maternal and infant services to Ottawa clients, newborns, and their families.

Our Vision

The OBWC is a centre of excellence for natural childbirth and wellness, accepted as a safe and desirable option for the majority of normal births in Eastern Ontario.

Our Values

The following OBWC values reflect the principles we believe in. These values will guide our decision-making and the conduct of our organization.

  • Care and Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Positive
  • Collaborative
  • Accountability

Our Board of Directors

As a non-profit corporation, the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre is led by a Board of Directors, comprising local midwives, and community members.

  • Mari Teitelbaum, Chair (Community Member)
  • Whitney Tushingham, Vice-Chair (Midwife)
  • Sharon Dean, Treasurer (Midwife)
  • Amy McGee, Director (Midwife)
  • Becca Raper, Director (Midwife)
  • Kristine Whitehead, Director (Community Member)
  • Lisa Middleton, Director (Midwife)
  • Marie-Eve Lord, Director (Midwife)
  • Sara Nicholls, Director (Community Member)
  • Sylvie Gervais, Director (Midwife)
  • Vanessa Stewart, Director (Community Member)