Midwives provide comprehensive maternity care as primary healthcare providers, throughout pregnancy, labour and delivery, and the postpartum period.
The Provincial Medical Services Plan (BC Care Card) fully funds midwifery care provided by a Registered Midwife in BC. You do not need a referral from a physician. During our initial visit, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and determine if midwifery care is the right choice for you. Registered midwives are specialists in normal, healthy pregnancies. Certain medical conditions may require a higher level of care. We will thoroughly review your medical history and physical examination to ensure that you have no pre-existing medical conditions that might make you ineligible for midwifery care. If you or your baby develops a medical problem outside the midwifery scope of practice while in our care, we will arrange for you or your baby to be seen by a physician specialist (usually an obstetrician or paediatrician).
Spaces are limited in Kamloops and expecting parents are encouraged to apply early in pregnancy.
If you are placed on a waitlist it is important to seek prenatal care from another provider in the meantime.
Mighty Oak Midwifery Care
1315 Summit Drive, Unit 503
Kamloops, BC V2C 5R9
Phone: 250 377-8611
You will be assigned to a primary midwife, or a team of two midwives, whom you will see for most of your prenatal and postpartum care and who will most likely attend your labour & birth. Your midwife will follow you and your newborn for 6-8 weeks postpartum, at which point you will be discharged back into the care of your primary care provider.
If you wish to access midwifery care through Mighty Oak Midwifery, you must fill out the New Client Application Form through the Mighty Oak Midwifery website (link below).
First Light Midwifery Care
Inclusive, informative, individualized: First Light Midwifery Care provides client-centered primary health care throughout pregnancy, birth, and the early weeks of parenting. First Light is fully funded by BC MSP and, for eligible clients, offers choice of birth place.
First Light Midwifery is run by Ace Porter, Registered Midwife, and Rosalynd Curry, Registered Midwife. No referral is required.