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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a midwife do?

A midwife provides care for you during your pregnancy, assists you to deliver your baby, and cares for both you and your baby for six weeks after the baby is born. A midwife can order tests and procedures as well as consult with other health professionals as needed.

How do I access midwifery services?

Please call the midwifery office at 306-655-7533

Do I have to pay for midwifery care?

No. Midwifery services provided by Saskatoon Health Region are covered by Saskatchewan Health medical coverage.

Do I need a referral to receive midwifery care?

No. You can be referred by someone else, but you can also refer yourself.

Should I see a midwife and a doctor at the same time?

The type of caregiver you choose during your pregnancy is up to you. You can choose care by a midwife or by your doctor. If you choose a midwife, the midwife will collaborate with your doctor as required.

How do I know my midwife has the necessary skills to care for me and my baby?

All midwives in Saskatchewan must be registered in order to practise midwifery. To register, the midwives must meet the required education and training requirements outlined by the Saskatchewan College of Midwives. You can ask your midwife to talk to you about their specific education and training, or you can talk to the Midwifery Registrar for Saskatchewan by calling 306-781-1352, or by emailing

Does the midwifery program have a waiting list?

Some months there are more women requesting services than can be safely accommodated. In those months we do have a waiting list. We encourage women to call in as early as possible.

Last Modified: Monday, May 15, 2017 |
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