Midwifery

Contact:

1080 Winnipeg Street
Regina, SK S4R 8P8
Call the Midwifery Program office at (306) 766-6344
Fax Number: (306) 766-6945
Or by email @ midwifery@rqhealth.ca

Click here for a list of midwives in the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region.

Midwifery in Saskatchewan offers

Care focused on you, your baby, and your family;
Care that respects your physical, emotional, and cultural needs;
Informed choice—you are an active decision-maker in the care you receive;
An opportunity to build a strong and trusting relationship with a small health care team;
Continuity of care;
Choice of birthplace.

The Role of the Midwife

Midwives have specialized education and are registered and licensed with the Saskatchewan College of Midwives.

The midwives only work with low risk pregnancies and will tell you if you are high risk and should be seen by a doctor instead. The reason that the midwife only works with low risk mothers is that they want the best care for you and your baby. High risk moms are best followed by a doctor.

A midwife works with you and your family to provide care, support and guidance during pregnancy, labour, birth and the six weeks after your baby is born.

At any time during your pregnancy you can ask for a midwife to provide your pregnancy care.

Midwives work with other midwives, nurses, doctors, public health workers, and others to ensure healthy outcomes for mothers and babies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do midwives do?
The midwife works with a team of health care workers to give you tests and procedures and will share information about your pregnancy with others who may need this information. This care will help you prepare for the upcoming birth of your baby.

Do I have to pay for midwifery care?
No, it is covered by Saskatchewan Health.

Should I see a midwife and a doctor at the same time?
For your pregnancy you should choose either a midwife or a doctor, but not both.

If I have a midwife, where will my baby be born?
You can choose to have your baby at home or in the hospital. Talk about your choices with your midwife.

How do I get a midwife?
You need to contact the Midwife office by phone, where they will be able to take some information down

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