We care for you
At Inlet Birth, two styles of care are offered:
“Standard model” midwifery care—the Blue team is a small team of midwives that provide shared care to a smaller caseload of clients. Blue team clients will be cared for by their midwives in individual visits, and whichever Blue team midwife is on call the day that you give birth will attend you in labour.
“Collaborative maternity care”—the Purple team is comprised of a larger team of midwives, family physicians, and nurses who provide interdisciplinary care to clients. Purple team midwives and family physicians are on call in 12- or 24-hour shifts. Purple team clients will be offered either group-based care in the Connecting Pregnancy model, or individual visits.
Prenatal care starts very soon after you get a positive pregnancy test. Make sure you call us as soon as possible so we can offer you lab standard tests and ultrasounds, some of which are time-sensitive. We offer both group care in the Connecting Pregnancy model and individual visits. Prenatal care happens at our Port Moody clinic.
Whether you plan to give birth at home or in hospital, we will be there with you from the time you are in active labour until after your little one is safely in your arms.
We care for both you and your newborn from the early hours after your baby is born until your baby is six weeks old. We’ll do our best to connect your family with a family doctor if you don’t have one. In the postpartum period, we also perform well-client care such as contraception discussions/prescribing and Pap smears.
Inlet Community Birth Program rests on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in in this territory.