Registered Midwives in BC are trained and licensed to offer you a choice of birthplace – home or hospital. All Pomegranate midwives have privileges at both BC Women’s and Burnaby Hospital. Some also have privileges at St. Paul’s Hospital.
Making a decision about where you want to give birth is an important part of informed choice and the midwifery model of care. At Pomegranate, we regularly host Homebirth Information sessions, since there are many myths in our culture about homebirth. Typical topics include safety – what safety equipment midwives have, what are the most common reasons to transfer into the hospital, what does transfer look like, etc; as well practicality – how to contain the “mess”, where to setup a birthtub, what supplies to buy, etc.
To read more about our information sessions, check out our calendar on our events page.