Vancouver Community Midwives offers local families community-based births, taking place in either your home setting or a free-standing birth center. We have been offering home birth midwifery care to local families since 2018. As well, we are excited to announce that we have partnered with Vancouver’s first freestanding birth center, The Bridge Birth Center, and will expand our services to include the birth center option for our families in January 2022.
Your Home Birth Option
People choose to give birth in their home for a variety of reasons. Being in the comfort of your own home can allow you to sink into a place of vulnerability and unselfconsciousness that can help you do the work of labor and birth in an empowering way. Being in your own space encourages you to listen to your intuition and move you body mindfully to birth your baby. At home, you are able to have the support of friends and family as you see fit.
Your Birth Center Option
Vancouver’s only freestanding birth center offers all the comforts of birthing at home, without it actually being in your home. Equipped with all the tools for safe, low risk births, birth centers are your home-away-from-home. Comfortable beds and large tubs for both labor and birth help create a cozy environment to welcome your little one. Families and other support people are encouraged to wear masks while in the birthing room and are required to wear masks while in the kitchen and other public spaces. Doulas and other support people are required to wear masks at all times. We appreciate your help in keeping these brand new lungs healthy and safe.
Fully equipped for whatever your birth may need, BBC offers three unique and private birth suites. Each suite holds a luxurious birthing tub, a spacious shower, and cozy beds so you can dance through labor in your own unique way. Located in the Minnehaha neighborhood in Vancouver, BBC is centrally located.