Midwifery Q & A

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How can I get a midwife?

You can apply for midwifery care at anytime during your pregnancy by adding your details to the province-wide registry. For step-by-step guidance on how to complete the registration process please watch our instructional YouTube videos.

Midwives care for individuals with low-risk pregnancies. Individuals who have previously experienced caesarian section may receive midwifery care. To be eligible to receive publicly funded midwifery services you must have either an Alberta Personal Health Care Number, an RCMP Health Care Number, or a Canadian Military Health Care Number before the birth of your baby. If there are no midwives practicing in your area, we still encourage you to apply on the registry as this helps track the need for midwifery care and supports future workforce planning. If you have not been accepted into midwifery care by the time you reach 12 weeks of gestation, we advise seeking prenatal care with a physician. Please note that you can be accepted into midwifery care at any point during pregnancy and that your care can be transferred to a midwife if you are already seeing a physician.