I am from the US, relatively new to the Montreal area (been here since Aug 2010), and am now almost 33 weeks pregnant. To make a long story short, I was referred to a doctor after a long grueling process trying to figure out my options for health care here, as we were new to the area and didn't know how the process worked with getting an ob-gyn. I was referred to a doctor in St. Hubert, which is aobut 30 mins away... not knowing much about natural births, etc., at that point b/c hadn't gotten to do my research yet. Found out I could have gone anywhere, but by the time I found out I was already 18 weeks (took a while to get in to see the doctor in the first place). So couldn't get in to see several other docs I was referred to. What has really ticked me off is my doctor cancelled our appt this morning b/c she was going on VACATION. The morning of my appt, 50 mins before we were to leave, I received a phone call. Then they didn't want to get me in for 3 more weeks. I am fed up with the system here, I just want to be seen by someone I can trust that is closer to us (we live in St. Laurent area) and that will support a natural birth. Anyone have any suggestions?? Would any docs or midwives even see me at this point in my pregnancy? What about the West Island, are there available doctors/ midwives out there?