About Aurora Midwifery

Aurora Midwifery provides exceptional pregnancy and childbirth care in Calgary. You’ll receive safe, unhurried, compassionate guidance for yourself and your family throughout your childbearing year.

We believe that for every person becoming a parent, childbirth is a profound rite of passage and an opportunity for personal growth and transformation. We honour your family’s uniqueness, providing personalized care and encouraging you to build knowledge, trust yourself, and give birth in the way that works best for you.

Philosophies of Midwifery Care

Aurora Midwifery - Informed Choice

Informed Choice

Informed choice is the belief held by midwives that you are the best decision maker for your own health care.

Aurora Midwifery - Client Centred Care

Client Centred Care

Aurora Midwifery provides personal, individualized care that respects physical, emotional, and cultural diversity.

Aurora Midwifery - Continuity of Care

Continuity of Care

Midwives work in small teams, giving you a chance to get to know all of your care providers and build mutual trust with the midwife who will be attending your birth

Aurora Midwifery - Choice of Birthplace

Choice of Birthplace

Aurora Midwives have admitting privileges at all Calgary hospitals. You may also choose to birth at the Arbour Birth Center or in the comfort of your own home.

Midwifery in Alberta

In 1992, Alberta became the second jurisdiction in Canada to legally recognize midwives. It then took until 1998 to have a regulatory framework under the Health Disciplines Act established and midwives registered. In 2013, the College of Midwives of Alberta was formed and in 2019, the profession was brought under the Health Professions Act.

Midwifery services in Alberta became publicly funded by Alberta Health Services in 2009. Since that time, midwifery has grown in Alberta. Midwives attended 975 births in 2009 and, just ten years later, over 4000 in 2019. In 2021, midwives attended 5,323 births.

There are approximately 164 Registered Midwives in Alberta who provide care for approximately 10.6% of birthing people and their babies.

Mount Royal University is the only educational institution in Alberta to offer a Bachelor of Midwifery program, which started in September 2011.

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