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Midwifery Services

Midwifery services in Alberta became publicly funded in 2009. Since that time, midwifery has grown in Alberta. Today, midwives assist with over 4 per cent of pregnancies and 3.5 per cent of deliveries in Alberta. Over 100 midwives have admitting privileges at Alberta Health Services.

We know that more Albertans are turning to midwifery. AHS is committed to supporting patient and family access to midwifery services. In 2017, a new agreement was reached between AHS and the Alberta Association of Midwives. Between 2016 and 2019, AHS will allocate more than $11 million to midwifery services.