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What is a midwife?


A midwife is a low-risk primary maternity care provider. They are specialists in normal pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care.




What is the difference between a midwife and a doula?


Midwives are primary care providers with a degree in Midwifery. They provide prenatal and postnatal care and manage labours and deliveries. Doulas are trained support people who provide emotional and physical support for their clients before, during, and after labour and delivery. They are not medical professionals and should not provide medical advice or care.




Can I have a midwife and a doctor?


If you are seeing a midwife for your prenatal care you should not also see a doctor. Should any complications arise during the course of your pregnancy that fall outside the scope of midwifery care, your midwife will consult with a physician and collaborate with them as appropriate.




Can I still have my baby in the hospital?


Yes! Midwives are the only care providers who provide choice of place of birth. We attend births in homes, at the birth center, and in the hospitals. Where you give birth is your choice. While we do maintain privileges at all of the hospitals in Calgary, midwives at the Calgary Midwives Collective work out of Rockyview General Hospital and Foothills Medical Center.




What training does a midwife have?


Midwives working in Canada have obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Midwifery (or equivalent degree). A Bachelor’s of Midwifery is a four year, specialized program, that involves extensive practicum placements. In addition, midwives re-certify yearly in neonatal resuscitation, as well as bi-yearly in emergency skills, fetal health surveillance, and CPR.




Can I still have an epidural?


While midwives support women to achieve a natural birth with minimal or no interventions, epidurals are a tool at our disposal. We encourage clients to consider an unmedicated birth as their intention, however if in the course of labour you decide that an epidural is the right choice for you, we will always support you in that choice.




What does a midwife cost?


The cost of midwifery care is covered by your Alberta Health Care as midwives are regulated primary care health professionals within the province. Should you decide to give birth at the Arbour Birth Center, that is an out of pocket cost to you.




What if my pregnancy or birth becomes high risk?


If in your pregnancy or labour you develop complications that fall outside of the midwifery scope of care to manage, we will consult with an obstetrician and work collaboratively with them to ensure that you and your baby receive timely and safe care. We have excellent working relationships with the obstetricians in Calgary.




Is home birth safe?


Yes! Research shows that giving birth at home with a trained midwife for women who are at low risk of complications is safe for both you and your baby. If you are an existing client, go check out our home birth resources section in the clients only area of the website. If you are still considering midwifery care and curious about home birth, the Ontario Association of Midwives have some great resources and information that is applicable in Alberta as well. https://www.ontariomidwives.ca/home-birth





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