Midwifery Vancouver Services

At Downtown Midwifery Practice, we are here to care for you and your family during your
pregnancy, during the birth of your child as well as six to eight weeks after the birth. When
it comes to midwifery in Vancouver, our services include but are not limited to:


  • Comprehensive care during pregnancy, birth & postpartum care for woman & her baby
  • Home visits for mom and her baby after delivery
  • Free midwifery in Vancouver, as the cost of midwifery care is covered by her BC care card
  • Specialist referrals when required
  • 30-45 minutes appointments that allow time for questions and discussion
  • A trusting relationship with the midwife
  • Choice of hospital or home birth with option of water birth
  • Informed choices about her care


Support From Your Midwife in Vancouver

Giving birth and being pregnant are beautiful things and you might need some support during this life-altering experience. We are honored to be a part of this experience with you. If you have any questions about midwifery in Vancouver or if you want to book an appointment, give us a call today!


Frequently Asked Questions

What do midwives do?

Registered Midwives (RM’s) provide comprehensive care to women throughout pregnancy, labour and birth. We continue to care for mothers and babies during the first six weeks after the baby is born. If you are looking for more information about midwifery in Vancouver, contact our team of experts.

Do I need a referral for midwifery in Vancouver?

You can simply fill out the intake sheet on our website or call the office. You do not need a referral from your doctor for midwifery in Vancouver.

When do I make my first appointment?

Call a midwifery clinics near you as soon as you find out you are pregnant. Our midwifery clinic is located in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

How often do I see a midwife?

Prenatal visits are once a month for the first 28 weeks, every two weeks until 36 weeks, then once a week until your baby is born. The first two weeks after your baby is born a midwife visits you at your home regularly. Then she visits you at the clinic for 6 weeks.

Can my partner and/or my children attend at my prenatal visits?

Certainly. This decision is yours to take. Prenatal appointments are a great opportunity for your partner to meet the midwife and have his or her questions answered.

This is great opportunity for your children to feel involved in the visits. They can help the midwife to listen to the baby’s heart rate and measure your belly. We also have plenty of toys for them to play with.

Will I have access to the same tests that I would have had with a doctor?

Yes. Midwives can order all routine prenatal testing including ultrasound and genetic testing, as well as laboratory and diagnostic tests. Midwives can discuss the result with clients.

Where I can have my baby?

Midwives offer you the choice of a home or hospital birth. Whichever setting you choose, you and your baby will receive comprehensive care.

Can I have the option of using medication for pain relief with midwifery in Vancouver?

With midwives, you have all the same choices for pain relief that you would have if you have a doctor for your care. Midwifery in Vancouver offers a range of natural and pharmaceutical pain relief options, including epidural which is part of midwifery scope of practice.

Pharmaceutical pain relief can be only accessed at a hospital birth. Midwives support your choice of pain relief options during labour.

What is the working relationship between midwives and obstetricians?

Midwives consult with obstetricians, pediatricians and/or other specialists if situations arise that fall outside the midwife’s scope of midwifery practice. Midwives have clear indications of when to consult and when to transfer care during pregnancy, birth and post partum as set out by the College of Midwives in BC. This information is made available to midwifery clients as part of the fundamental principle of midwifery care.

Is Midwifery in Vancouver safe?

Whether you decide to work with an obstetrician, a family doctor or a midwife in Vancouver, you know that you will get amazing service since those practices are all regulated in Canada. Each province has its own protocol and they all have to follow strict national guidelines. The main difference is how & where you want to deliver. You should talk with your doctor to know if hiring a midwife in Vancouver could be a good option for you.


Phone: (778) 990-0300

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406- 1200 Burrard Street
Vancouver BC, V6Z 2C7

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