Many women have requested midwifery services, have considered it or know someone who has used a midwife for their maternal needs. Midwives in Canada are regulated by professional colleges, similar to physicians and provide care for low-risk pregnancies throughout pregnancy, labor and 6 weeks following birth.
Bringing a life into the world should not cost a mother her life. It has been said before that women are closest to death during labor, but research studies show that a mother’s risk of death can actually begin early in pregnancy and extend as long as 42 days after pregnancy. Sadly, this trend is common throughout the world, including in developed countries that spend more money on healthcare.