The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre is the embodiment of choice for people living in Ottawa. When we talk about empowering people in their pregnancy and in their birth, I feel like we’ve created a space that people can trust and feel welcome. I had control over my experience, which was just so important to me and goes to how well respected I think that you feel when you’re delivering here. It was warm and luxurious… It was a bit like being at home, but with better facilities! Many Canadian studies have shown that out-of-hospital births are safe if you meet the admission requirements and are under the care of a midwife. I think you have concerns no matter where you’re going. Concerns around pregnancy and delivery, no matter what. But we chose this place because it helped to make us feel more comfortable, make us feel more grounded in that space of uncertainty and unknown.