Low Risk Birth

The Clinical Handbook for Low Risk Birth aims to address the variation in caesarean section rates across the province in the low-risk patient, promote normal birth and improve patient outcomes by focusing on delivery of standardized evidence-informed practices. The Clinical Handbook for Low Risk Birth was originally developed as part of the Ontario Health System Funding Reform (HSFR) initiative however it is not funded as a Quality Based Procedure at this time. Health care providers are encouraged to implement the best practices in clinical handbooks.


Clinical Handbook for Low Risk Birth

Low Risk Birth Toolkit: An abridged version of the Handbook focusing on the clinical recommendations and implementation supports.

Low Risk Birth Clinical Education Package; A PowerPoint Slide deck with talking points to assist in education sessions about the clinical recommendations. Enable ‘Notes’ view in PowerPoint to view talking points.

Clinical Recommendations Webinar: Presented May 21, 2018.  

Low Risk Birth:  Frequently Asked Questions