lossom Birth Program
Thinking About Midwifery Care?
Midwifery care has been a regulated profession in British Columbia since 1998. Midwives are university educated and professionally trained to serve as your primary healthcare care provider for the entire duration of your pregnancy, birth, until six weeks post-partum.
Midwifery care is covered by BC Medical Services Plan (MSP). Appointments with midwives are longer and occur slightly more frequently than visits with your family doctor. We invite you to make a self-referral to our service.
Blossom Birth Program
Blossom embraces a team approach to your care- a team in which we invite you to be a part of!
We believe that women should have choice in their maternity care. We are passionate about engaging and empowering women in their maternal health through education and informed consent. Having a baby is a life changing event, and we are here to help. We care for all of the families whose lives we've been a part of. We are always excited to meet more families.
We provide you with expert care and ongoing support during your pregnancy and birth. We will oversee your regular tests, such as ultrasounds. Once baby comes, we follow and support you and the new baby for six weeks, with home visits for up to two weeks after birth.
We also provide the option to request after-birth (post-partum) care only. This includes home visits and ongoing care of you and your baby for up to six weeks after birth. This service is ideal for women who need breastfeeding support and additional care.
Blossom Birth Program is a small, two-midwife practice. By alternating between two midwives, you will become acquainted with both midwives. Midwives Sara Povey and Lori Miller have been practicing midwifery together for over ten years, and have become close enough to complete each other's sentences.
Ready to get involved in your own pregnancy well-being?
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"Thank-you so very much for your emotional support and professional care throughout the journey of our pregnancy, the joyous moment of Cynthia's birth, and the adventure that is our new life as a family. As teachers, we're in a profession where communication is our main tool, yet, when the six weeks postpartum appointment was over, we were suddenly at a loss of words to meaningfully express our gratitude. It was a bittersweet goodbye that felt like an incredible memory.
It's hard to imagine that at our very first appointment, we needed an explanation of what midwives are, since now, we can't stop sharing our positive experience whenever we speak about our pregnancy and birth. We've always found that you ladies went above and beyond - there were so many seemingly inconsequential moments for you that truly meant a great deal to us, I felt very supported.
In teaching, we often say that the career is not a job, but a calling. I would say that you ladies are meant to help deliver joy to people's lives with your calling as midwives, as you care with great professionalism and genuine love for the families whose lives you have touched. Thank-you!"
Linda and Greg
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like any additional information.