Tem’elíle Midwifery

The Midwifery program began in January of 2014 and provides care to low-risk women and their families during pregnancy, labor, and up to 6 weeks postpartum, these services are free to anyone with a BC Health Care Card.

Women have the option of giving birth at Chilliwack General Hospital or at home, providing conditions are safe for home delivery. Distance from the hospital, back-up midwife availability, healthy and normal pregnancy and labor are all part of the factors which will influence the decision around choice of birthplace.

The Midwife works closely with the Kwiyo:s team in the Maternal Child Health program by providing free pre and postpartum education to families in 7 communities. The Midwife also works with other members of the Health team to ensure mothers and families have access to consistent, free, quality health care throughout the childbearing cycle.

Any woman who is pregnant or planning pregnancy is free to submit an intake request to midwives@seabirdisland.ca

Download and fill out a Midwifery Intake Form.
View Midwifery Intake Form.PDF

You will need to open the file in Adobe Acrobat. Follow link, FREE to install.


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