MISSION STATEMENT

We are a team of seven Registered Midwives, working as a cooperative, in the inner-city of Edmonton, Alberta. We intentionally provide care for underserved clientele and families, and in all our interactions aim to provide evidence-based care that is respectful and inclusive of all people. We welcome families of any gender, sexual orientation, family structure, faith, age, cognitive or physical ability, socio-economic status, or ethnic background.

We practice with the philosophy that pregnant people are the most appropriate decision makers regarding their bodies and healthcare. As such, we encourage informed choice decision making and aim to educate and support our clients in their reproductive choices. We are passionate about community, and hope to nurture relationships among Edmonton parents and caregivers.

 

ABOUT MIDWIFERY

Midwives are low-risk primary care providers who manage the prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum care of pregnant people and newborns. Midwifery care has been shown to reduce unnecessary medical intervention while upholding healthy outcomes for parents and babies.

We are funded through Alberta Health Services, meaning that our services are fully covered and accessible. Under midwifery care, you will be offered the same routine assessments and prenatal appointments that you would with any other healthcare provider.

The midwifery model promotes the principle of continuity of care.  Pregnant clients will be cared for by the same team of midwives throughout their pregnancy, birth, and up to six weeks postpartum. We aim to create a safe and supportive care relationship over this course of time. Your team of midwives will provide 24/7 urgent care access while your are under their care.

Furthermore, the midwifery care model encourages pregnant people to be active participants in their care and decision-making. Our role is to provide information, resources, and recommendations that will support parents in making informed choices for their healthcare.

Lastly, the midwifery model offers choice of birth setting for low-risk pregnancies. Under midwifery care, you may choose to birth in the hospital, at a birth centre, or within your own home.