Midwifery is a well established practice, but you may have some questions about how it works or what it means for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if your question isn’t answered here.
A midwife, on the other hand, is a trained primary caregiver who provides care to women throughout their low risk pregnancy, labour and birth, and provide care to both mother and baby during the first six weeks following the birth. Like a doula, she too provides emotional and physical support to a labouring woman and her partner, but also is able to tend to the low risk medical needs of healthy pregnant woman. When you choose a midwife, you have the choice of giving birth in either a home or hospital setting.
Visit www.doulacare.ca to find a doula in your area.