Written by Charlotte Gamache

Top 5 Midwives in Vancouver

With so many Midwives in Vancouver, hiring the right midwife for the delivery of your baby is a very important decision for your new family. With so many options to choose from it can be quite an overwhelming task, especially when there are so many midwives in Vancouver to choose from. You want someone who will treat you like family, answer all your questions and provide an overall positive experience.

The best place to start would be heading to the midwives association of BC website (which you can find here https://www.bcmidwives.com/find-a-midwife.html). You can search for a midwife by hospital, community and launguage. The website also provides a list of all the midwives in Vancouver and surrounding areas as well as throughout BC. 

If you are looking to hire the best midwife in the city, then the Best in Vancouver website lists who they consider the top 5 midwife centres in the Vancouver area to choose from.

Now if you live when I am based which is in Maple Ridge, then the top midwife centre in my area is Transitions Midwifery which serves not only Maple Ridge but also Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam.

Some things you want to consider when hiring a midwife are as follows:

  1. Staff availability – how many midwives does the centre have and what is their availability around your due date. How many other clients do they have booked close to your due date?
  2. What type of services do they provide? Do they offer postpartum care with home visits and for how long? do they offer pre-natal classes including breastfeeding classes?
  3. Does the centre offer 24/7 emergency care support? What are their office hours? Are they open or closed on weekends?
  4. Check their reviews. If the centre has google reviews, give them a read to see how credible they are.

I would definitely recommend arrange interviews with at least 3 different midwives in Vancouver to scope them out and get a tour of their centre. This will also give you the opportunity to ask questions and check if they offer a custom birth plan.

Midwives in Vancouver

midwives in Vancouver

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