Vancouver Community Midwives

community based 

midwifery care

Full spectrum midwifery care for the childbearing year

experience the midwifery difference

Midwives are the traditional care providers for mothers and infants. Midwives are trained professionals with expertise and skills in supporting women to maintain healthy pregnancies and have optimal births and recoveries during the postpartum period. Midwives provide women with individualized care uniquely suited to their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs. Midwifery is a woman-centered empowering model of maternity care that is utilized in all the countries of the world with the best maternal and infant outcomes. Midwives strongly believe in the Midwives Model of Care.

prenatal care​

Hour long visits on the following schedule:

0-28 weeks: 4 weeks

28-36 weeks: 2 weeks

36-41 weeks: weekly

41-42 weeks: 2-3 days

Counseling and education


Laboratory tests including Cell-free DNA, Gestational Diabetes, GBS


US referral


Fetal monitoring by assessing growth and fetal heart tones


Rhogam available for rh negative clients


Monitor vital signs


home Birth

Midwives will attend births for low-risk healthy people between 37-42 weeks at their home

Assess labor history


Offer emotional support and reassurance


Botanical treatments as needed


GBS antibiotics as needed


Physical assessment, including labor pattern, vital signs, fetal heart tones and cervical dilation


Delivery of baby


Immediate postpartum and newborn care, midwives staying 4-6 hours to ensure mom and baby are transitioning well


Offer vitamin K and erythromycin eye ointment after birth


Suturing as needed


Initiate transport to the hospital when needed


Continuous educational support


postpartu​m 

Hour long visits on the following schedule:


24-48 hour: home visit

3-4 day: Optional home visit with a lactation consultant for breastfeeding support

1 week: Office visit

3 week: Optional visit

5 week: Optional visit

6-8 week: Final visit


Maternal vital signs


Laboratory tests available


Breastfeeding support


Assess perineum and perineal healing 


Assess bleeding


Assess psychological/social health and support, monitor for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD)


Assess nutrition and sleep


Rhogam available for rh negative clients


Continuous educational support regarding parenting, breastfeeding, newborn and maternal health


newborn care

Newborns will be seen

on the following

schedule:

24-48 hours: home visit

1-2 week: office visit


Monitor vital signs 

including weighing the baby


Oral assessments to ensure a healthy latch


Monitor for jaundice


Assess newborn behavior


Offer Newborn Screening Test (the "heel-poke") and Critical Congenital Heart Defect screening


Referral to Lactation Consultant or Pediatrician when applicable



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360-258-0475