Midwifery Q & A

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Do I have to pay for midwifery care?

As of April 2009 Alberta Health Services fully funds midwifery services for Albertans.  However, the demand for midwifery services in Alberta currently exceeds public funding. This means that although you need not pay out-of-pocket for midwifery care, not everyone who applies for a midwife is able to obtain one via the public health care system. Some midwives will provide service for private pay. Clients who are interested in private pay are advised to inquire with midwifery practices directly.