People followed by midwives may also choose to give birth in the hospital. This choice is possible thanks to an agreement between midwifery services and the affiliated hospital centre. Midwives are also part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals from the integrated [University] health and social services (CI[U]SSS) or from the referral hospital. They collaborate, among other things, on the follow-up of the tests and emergency management.
The midwife helps you give birth naturally in the hospital
Regardless of the choice of birthplace, midwives provide support that encourages natural childbirth. Midwives have the same medical equipment to ensure the safety of the mother and newborn. This equipment is the same no matter where the birth takes place.
Regardless of the birthplace, with your midwife, you benefit from complete pregnancy care: prenatal, delivery and postnatal. Your midwife will accompany you for up to six weeks after your delivery.
Is it possible to have an epidural anesthesia?
As the midwife helps you give birth naturally, it is not possible to choose to have an epidural. The midwife can nevertheless help you control the pain through natural methods: massages, baths, acupressure, breathing, etc.
If an epidural is necessary, care may be transferred to a medical team.