Midwifery services

News release: May 5, 2017

Families to get better access to midwives Fewer rural and remote Alberta families will have to drive to a city or join a waitlist to get midwifery care thanks to a new agreement between Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Association of Midwives and stable government funding.

Midwifery care

  • Midwifery services are publicly funded health services since April 2009.
  • Midwives provide safe services for women with low-risk pregnancies.
  • Midwifery health care is associated with fewer preterm and low-weight babies.
  • More information about midwifery is available on the Alberta Association of Midwives website.

Midwifery regulation in Alberta

  • As of January 2013, registered midwives are governed by the College of Alberta Midwives.
  • In 1994, midwifery was first designated as a health profession under the Alberta Health Disciplines Act.
  • Midwives must follow the standards of practice, which are part of the Midwifery Regulation, developed to ensure the safety of expectant mothers and their babies.

College of Alberta Midwives

The midwifery profession in Alberta is now governed by the College of Alberta Midwives.

For information related to becoming registered as a midwife, a list of registered midwives, or filing a complaint about a midwife, contact the College at 403-474-3999 or mail to 215-1935 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7C8.