Midwives Vancouver: Pre-Natal Care
More and more expectant mother’s these days are vying for midwife care during their pregnancy over maternity clinics. I personally have now used midwife care in all three of my pregnancies and have had great experiences with the more hands-on, personal model of care they provide. If this is something you think will be beneficial as you wait for baby, I want to help you find the care you need. I’ve compiled a list of Midwives in Vancouver based on the locations they serve so you can easily find a midwife to walk alongside you as you prepare for the adventure of motherhood.
All of these midwives in Vancouver will attend home births should a low-risk expectant mama choose to go that route. For those of you thinking of a hospital birth, this list includes which hospitals each practice has medical privilege in so you can choose which is best for you.
Bloom Community Midwives is made up of two midwives who hold privileges at St. Paul’s Hospital in Downtown Vancouver, as well as at Burnaby Hospital. They provide services in both English and French.
Pomegranate Midwives offer services to families in Vancouver and Burnaby with hospital privileges at both BC Women’s and Burnaby Hospitals.
The Midwifery Group is located on Main St in Vancouver and has hospital privileges at BC Women’s Hospital.
Westside Midwives is located on Alma St in Kitsilano. While I was unable to find an informative website on this practice, you can find their contact info in their BC Midwives practice profile.
Canopy Midwives’ primary catchment is North Vancouver & West Vancouver, but they also serve clients who live in Burnaby, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and on Bowen Island.
Coast Midwifery serves expectant mamas in North and West Vancouver and has privilege at Lion’s Gate Hospital.
Aveta Midwifery is located in New Westminster, but they have privileges at Royal Columbian Hospital and Ridge Meadows Hospital, with Surrey Memorial Hospital as a back up.
Burnaby Midwifery Care is located in Burnaby at Brentwood Town Centre. While I couldn’t find a full website, you can see their practice profile at the link above.
New West Community Midwives is located on East Columbia St. They also don’t have a full website of their own, but you can find their contact information above.
Greenway Midwifery is located in Port Coquitlam and serves expectant families from Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
Inlet Community Birth Program is located in Port Moody and provides a collaborative care approach to ensure you have access to as many types of different care as you may need while you prepare for baby. They have privileges at Royal Columbian Hospital.
New Horizon Midwifery in Coquitlam serves expectant parents from Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and the surrounding areas. Her website does not state which hospital she has privileges in but I’m sure you could find out from a quick chat!
Mission Midwifery is a teaching midwifery practice located in Mission. The midwives here have privileges at Abbotsford Regional Hospital.
Transitions Midwifery is located in Maple Ridge. I am personally biased as they have now been my care providers through all three of my pregnancies, These women are amazing at what they do and I cannot recommend them highly enough if you happen to be in the Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge or Mission area. The Transitions Midwives have privileges at Ridge Meadows Hospital.
Abbotsford Midwifery & Wellness serves expectant parents from Abbotsford, Mission, Langley, Aldergrove and Chilliwack with hospital privileges at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Chilliwack General Hospital.
Cheam Midwifery Abbotsford is located on South Fraser Way. I couldn’t find a full website, you can see their practice profile at the link above.
Chilliwack Midwifery Group is located on Vedder Rd in Chilliwack and has hospital privileges at Chilliwack General Hospital and Abbotsford Regional Hospital.
Community Birth Program is located in the Panorama Village area in Surrey, BC. They work collaboratively with naturopathic doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, doulas and lactation consultants. They also accept postpartum care only clients who need extra support.
Queen Mary Midwifery Services is located in Surrey and is a solo practice, meaning Bridget would be the midwife overseeing your care throughout your pregnancy, birth and post-partum.
Semiahmoo Midwives is located in Surrey and serves clients from Surrey and White Rock. They have privileges at both Surrey Memorial and Peace Arch Hospitals.
Thrive Midwifery in Abbotsford serves expectant parents from Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Mission or East Maple Ridge through all different types of birth.
West Coast Health Collective is an integrative health practice with eight Registered Midwives and a Registered Massage Therapist. They are located in Abbotsford and serve families in Abbotsford, Mission, Aldergrove and Langley. They have privileges at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Langley Memorial Hospital.
While this list is not exhaustive, I hope it provided enough information for you to get started on choosing a care provider for your pregnancy if you haven’t yet. As I mentioned above, I personally have chosen the care of a midwife for all three of my pregnancies and am so grateful for the experiences and support they have provided through what have so far been three very different pregnancies and two very different birth experiences.
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