Glad to hear that Guiders.Not sure why such a fuss here. I can share my experience.
My wife and I came to land in Toronto and wanted to come back after our baby is born. Only after going back, we got to know if baby is born out of Canada - it will take longer time to apply for visa and other hassles. So within a month we came back to Toronto.
No OHIP, no insurance, no family, no friends, no guidance. We always wanted midwife so we contacted one of the midwives and found that midwivery services are "free" (or as someone said above - tax payers pay). Note - only their consultations are "free" - all tests/ultrasounds are charged to the patients.
We however had to pay for hospital stay and tests ($2,000 for 2 days - delivery, stay and tests).
Now regarding to others ;
This forum and people here, when sharing experiences and giving advise, need to understand that there are options out there for people and others have knowledge too. And they should not use their power at any kind to confuse people.
That was my advice since my first reply to this forum.
Guiders is the excellent example to what i was trying to say since the beginning.
I respect your effort advisors for the help you share, however you should be careful when using your knowledge, power and reputation, because my knowledge and Guiders experience is the opposite to what your advising.