It's election time in BC - this gives us an excellent opportunity to talk about the care that midwives provide and to highlight the role we can play in improving access to quality maternity care in rural and remote communities. Something we're sure every candidate is concerned with. Please read more about where the political parties stand on our support page.
The MABC educates the public about midwifery care while supporting the growing number of midwives across the province. Registered Midwives are a funded part of the health care system in BC and are experts in normal birth. With extensive training that focuses on pregnancy, birth and the postpartum for both mom and baby, midwives are a safe and recognized choice for maternity care in BC , across Canada and around the world.
Choosing Midwifery care is your right as a BC care card holder. All services provided are covered by our provincial health plan and referrals from a family physician, or other practitioner, are not necessary - simply call up the clinics in your area to book yourself an initial appointment. For more information please see What is a Midwife.