What We Do
What is a midwife?
Registered Midwives are skilled professionals in pregnancy and birth and specialize in providing safe, quality care to low-risk, healthy women and their newborns. At Abbotsford Midwifery we have hospital privileges at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Chilliwack General Hospital as well as access to medical services such as ultrasound and laboratory testing.
Midwives recognize birth as a significant, normal and healthy part of a woman's life. Statistics on midwifery care indicate excellent maternal and infant outcomes including satisfaction with care and lower rates rates of medical interventions such as caesarean sections, forceps and epsiiotomies.
Registered Midwives have been regulated in BC since 1998 by the College of Midwives of BC. All registered midwives at Abbotsford Midwifery have University Degrees in Midwifery and participate in ongoing continuing education, including regular emergency skills.
Prenatal visits last 30-45 minutes and provide opportunities to ask questions and develop a trusting relationship with your midwife.
With hospital privileges, we can provide comprehensive care in both the hospital or home setting. During pregnancy your midwife will discuss with you place of birth and help you decide which place is best for you and your baby.