Midwifery Care

We provide respectful, compassionate care to you with consideration for your unique life situation. We welcome everyone.

We aim to develop a comfortable and trusting relationship with you. We encourage the involvement of your partner, children and/or other support people in your pregnancy and birthing experience.

 

On Call For You…

The midwifery model of care is a comprehensive family centered model that focuses on women being the decision makers in their care. Once you are accepted into care, a midwife is on call for you 24/7 for urgent concerns.

 

 

 

Continuity of Care…

You will see your midwife throughout your pregnancy as you would your regular doctor. Your first booking visit will last roughly an hour and a half. Regular prenatal visits are 30 minutes in length, occur once per month up to 28 weeks, once every two weeks until 36 weeks and then once per week until birth. Your midwife will also visit you once at home around 36 weeks as one of your prenatal visits. Your midwives will attend your labour and birth and also then are the primary care providers responsible for both you and your baby. For the first week postpartum, we visit you either in hospital or at home after which regular clinic visits will follow for up to 6 weeks postpartum.

 

 

Informed Choice…

We encourage you to be active decision makers in the care you will receive. We will provide you with all the information necessary to help you make informed decisions. Appointments are at least 30 minutes in length to provide sufficient time for you to discuss any areas of concern. We provide safe, personalized care based on professional standards, sound research and long experience.

 

 

Choice of Birthplace…

We assist women to deliver their babies at home or in the hospital. The choice is yours! We are comfortable providing care in either setting. Homebirth candidates are expected to be healthy women with low risk pregnancies, otherwise we recommend a hospital birth. There is no additional cost to you for a birth in either setting.