Midwifery’s Importance For You
Learn about the benefits, and how to get a midwife in Manitoba
Are you pregnant? Ask for a midwife.
- A midwife is a primary healthcare provider for pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
- Midwives are highly trained.
- Everyone who is pregnant can ask for a midwife.
People who have a midwife are likely to have:
- High rates of breastfeeding.
- More likely to have a normal birth (low c-section rates).
- Positive prenatal and birth experiences.
When you have a midwife, you can:
- Make choices.
- Receive excellent prenatal care with all the labs and ultrasounds you need.
- Try waterbirth.
- Choose your planned place of birth: hospital, home or birth centre.
- Access pain relief options in labour (medication and supportive care).
- Receive postpartum care and excellent breastfeeding support.
How to ask for a midwife in Manitoba?
Call for a midwife on your own or ask your family doctor or nurse to refer you to a midwife.
- Brandon 204-571-5530
- Steinbach 204-346-9480
- Thompson 204-677-1777
- Winkler 204-331-2167
- Winnipeg 204-947-2422 (ext 307)
If you live in a region that is not listed above:
- Call your health region to ask for midwives.
- Tell the government you want a midwife (link to the next web-page).
Learn more about pregnancy and childbirth
There is so much information on the web. It is hard to know what is a good source for pregnancy, birth and parenting.
We recommend the Canadian pregnancy and childbirth website havingababy.co
This website is managed by the Canadian Association of Midwives.