What is Midwifery?

What is Midwifery?
The practice of midwifery is based on the understanding that pregnancy, labour and birth are profound experiences which carry significant meaning for pregnant people, their families and their community.

Midwifery is grounded in the belief that having a baby is a natural life process and an opportunity for considerable growth. The intent of midwifery care is to enhance these life experiences.

Midwifery is traditionally holistic, combining an understanding of the social, emotional, cultural, spiritual, psychological and physical aspects of a person's reproductive experience. Midwives promote wellness in people, babies and families both autonomously and in collaboration with other health care professionals.

Midwifery is a partnership between a midwife, the pregnant person and their family which is based on mutual respect. The pregnant person is the center of the childbirth experience and a great influence on the health and well-being of themselves and their baby.

What We Do

To find out more about midwives and midwifery in Alberta please check our Frequently Asked Questions page and watch the video below.

Birth Partnership clients have access to their midwives 24 hrs. per day / 7 days a week / 52 weeks a year.

What Midwives Do

Midwives are specialists in the care of healthy women experiencing an uncomplicated pregnancy.

At Birth Partnership Midwifery Servces we:

  • Are experts in healthy pregnancy, normal births and well babies
  • Provide a choice of birth place
  • Focus on physical and emotional support.

If you have questions, contact us