We will be present during your active labour and birth and stay until 2 to 4 hours after the birth. In the first week after the birth, we will come to you to provide three postpartum visits.

We will be present during your active labour and birth, and stay until 2 to 4 hours postpartum. Due to the continuity and additional follow-up we provide, some clients choose to leave the hospital as early as three hours, after the birth. This is a reasonable choice for a client who has had midwifery care and meets the criteria for early discharge, as the midwife will visit within 12 – 24 hours after the birth. Your midwife is available 24 hours a day by pager, if needed. This ensures that a client can safely return to the comfort of their own homes. Other clients can choose to stay in the hospital overnight or to a maximum of 60 hours.

At a minimum, we do 5 postpartum visits, with more visits occurring, if required. We will visit you at home or in the hospital on day 1, day 3, and day 5 – 7. The visits occurring between days 10 -14 and your discharge visit at approximately 6 weeks, will take place back at the clinic. Care after the birth includes monitoring of baby’s growth and development, your well-being and adjustment to parenthood, as well as breastfeeding support. At 6 weeks, your baby will be discharged back into the care of your baby’s health provider of your choosing.