About Midwifery?

Birth Center

The Arbour Birth Center is the only free standing birth center in western Canada. It is located in close proximity to the Foothills Medical center. It has three birthing suites with large tubs and endless hot water. Women choose to give birth at the Birth Center for a variety of reasons including:
  • A desire for an out-of-hospital birth but her residence is a long distance from a hospital.
  • Living arrangements (family or roommates) make privacy difficult during labour & birth at home.
  • Space restrictions at home (ie: small apartment) make the birth center an appealing choice as well.

Women choosing to give birth at the Birth center pay a facility fee and should contact the Birth Center to make arrangements at least one month prior to their due date.