Is midwifery safe?

Yes! The World Health Organization supports midwifery care as the standard of care for low risk pregnancy thoughout the world. Prior to being re-instated as an integrated health care option in Canada many studies were done to determine the safety of midwifery care for both women and babies. In response to these studies the governments of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and the North West Territories are supporting and in most cases publicly funding midwifery care.