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Becoming a midwife


A midwife is a licensed professional who provides primary care to clients and babies during pregnancy, labour, birth, and the postpartum period. As primary care providers, midwives may be the first point of entry to perinatal services and are fully responsible for clinical decisions and the management of care within their scope of practice. A midwife completes a four-year university program that covers a wide variety of subjects related to midwifery, ethics, and clinical skills. After graduating, and before being granted practising registration with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM), a national exam must be completed.

In B.C., only midwives who are registered with BCCNM can call themselves "midwives" or "registered midwives." To learn more about midwifery, visit the Midwives Association of BC.​

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900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4
Canada

info@bccnm​.ca
604.742.6200​
​Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 (within Canada only) ​


With great respect, we acknowledge that BCCNM’s office is located on the unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking peoples - Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.​