About The Collective...
The registered midwives working in our collective provide evidence based care for women and their families throughout pregnancy, birth and the first 6 weeks postpartum in Vernon, BC, and the surrounding communities. Our collective offers over 50 years of combined work experience and we are proud to offer our services in English, German, French and Spanish. We strive to provide care where women and their families feel empowered and supported as they transition from the unknowns of early pregnancy through labour, birth and into parenthood.
During your pregnancy, your visits will be scheduled about every 5 weeks , starting at 10 weeks, until 30 weeks, then every 3 weeks until you are 36 weeks. After that, every week until the birth of your baby. COVID has slightly changed our schedule as every other visit is done over the phone if that is appropriate.
You can page any time with an urgent concern, and leave non-urgent voice messages that will be answered during regular business hours.
Midwives offer support and guidance through the early stages of labour and are with you throughout your entire active labour, birth and initial stages postpartum.
After the birth, midwives continue to provide comprehensive care for you and your baby and remain your primary care provider for approximately 6 weeks. You continue to have 24- hour urgent access to your midwife as well as the benefit of frequent postpartum visits.
In 1998 Midwifery was fully integrated into the BC Medical System. Since then pregnant women get to choose whether to receive care from a family doctor OR a registered midwife. No referral needed and with no additional cost as Midwifery is covered by your MSP/ BC Health Care Card.
Unit 8 - 3100 35th St
Vernon, BC, V1T 9H4
phone: 778-790-0999 |