Midwifery Care in BC

Midwives DELIVER!

In 2015/2016 midwives delivered 14.9% of all babies born in BC.  Midwifery is a regulated health profession and an established part of the BC  healthcare system.   Registered Midwives (RM's) provide primary maternity care to healthy mothers and babies from conception, through pregnancy, labour & delivery and for 6 weeks after birth.


Midwives are highly-trained and university educated. They are registered and regulated by the College of Midwives of BC and the BC Health Professions Act. There are 5 main principals by which Midwives in BC must practice:

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To learn more about the

Midwifery model of care in BC please visit

the College of Midwives of BC, or

the Midwives Association of BC