Midwifery Q & A

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Can I have a midwife and give birth in a hospital?

Yes. Nearly all Registered Midwives in Alberta maintain hospital privileges so they can provide comprehensive care in all settings. Midwives support a families' right to choose the place of birth and offer in-hospital or out-of-hospital births. Some midwives will attend births in free standing birth centres or even in a hotel. Clients should discuss their birth plan with their midwife.