Westside Midwives

Our midwifery clinic is located in beautiful Kitsilano on Vancouver’s West Side, a short walk from Jericho Beach and on traditional Musqueam Territory.

Our clinic offers a variety of community services, including two teams of midwives providing maternity care to healthy women and their families during the childbearing year. In addition, we have an in-house massage therapist who specializes in pregnancy and pediatric massage and we host pre-natal classes, parenting groups, first aid classes, breastfeeding support groups, infant massage and tummy time classes.

Our registered midwives offer individualized, evidence-based care during pregnancy, labour, birth and the first six weeks after your baby is born. We believe that having a baby is a profound and deeply important event in a woman’s life. Our goal is to support you in making informed choices that will allow this experience to be positive and empowering. Our model of care enables us to build a personal relationship with you over the course of your pregnancy. We value this continuity of care because we believe that women feel safest and best supported during labour and birth when they are with a known and trusted care provider. Our midwifery services are fully funded by BC Medical Services Plan (BC Care Card). We look forward to meeting you and discussing your wishes and needs for maternity care.

Our Midwives

We have two teams, each with four midwives, to serve you. The “Green” team members are Camille Bush, Kate Blake, Jade Bowman and Alison Humphrey. The “Blue” team members are Thea Parkin, Jasmine Freed, Lena Rowat and Frances Millerd. Your prenatal visits will alternate between midwives on your team to give you the opportunity to get to know all of them during the course of your pregnancy. A midwife is always on-call for each team. When you go into labour, whichever midwife is on-call for your team will attend your birth. The on-call midwife can be contacted at any time during your pregnancy or postpartum for emergencies. Each team meets regularly to discuss their clients and review charts; by working together, we are able to provide you with continuity of care while ensuring that the midwife you are with is well rested.