Midwives are highly skilled and educated health professionals specializing in low-risk maternity care. Midwives support pregnancy as a normal part of a birthing person’s life, by addressing the physical, emotional, social, and cultural aspects of their experiences.
Midwives are primary care providers in relation to pregnancy, labour, and the newborn. They are qualified to order laboratory tests, ultrasounds, and prescribe medication.Schedules for Ordering
Midwives are integrated into the New Brunswick health care system, through the Regional Health Authority, and work with other doctors, nurses, and health care professionals as needed to provide appropriate, client-centered care.
Clinical care for low-risk pregnancy; All prenatal care; Attending labour and birth; and, Postnatal care for up to six (6) weeks for both client and newborn.
Midwives provide care to pregnant clients and their families according to the Midwifery Model of Care Policy, to promote:
Health and Wellbeing Partnership Professional Autonomy Choice of Birthplace Informed Choice Continuity of Care Collaborative Care Accountability Evidence-Informed Practice
Choice of Birthplace is one of the fundamental principles of the Model of Care, and midwives offer the choice of home birth or hospital birth to low-risk clients based on informed decision making and relevant information.