Scope of Practice

MCM2015-9Midwifery care is offered in community settings where midwives act on their own authority to deliver primary care.  Midwives provide prenatal care in the community, attend births in the setting chosen by the woman, and provide early postpartum care in the woman’s home.

epiduralMidwives can still be the primary care provider if you pregnancy goes past it’s due date and you require an induction or if you require pain relief in labour including an epidural, they have admitting and discharging privileges at the hospital. Midwives can suture or repair most perineal lacerations following childbirth and can prescribe most medications relating to pregnancy and childbirth.