Midwives are skilled practitioners who have successfully completed a midwifery education program approved by their jurisdictional regulatory body. To legally practice midwifery in BC a midwife must be approved and registered with the College of Midwives of British Columbia.
As a midwife I see pregnancy and birth as a normal life transition for healthy women. Therefore, out of respect for the process and women’s ability to give birth, I believe unnecessary intervention is an unwise interruption of your body’s function. Midwives monitor and guide, respecting the choices and values of the family.
As a registered midwife working in Victoria, BC I have admitting privileges at the Victoria General Hospital, the only hospital in the Greater Victoria region providing maternity services. Midwives can order screening, diagnostic, laboratory tests, and medications that apply to low risk pregnant women. These may include tests such as ultrasounds, pap smears, and routine blood work.
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