Midwives provide care to people in their birth setting of choice. You can discuss the options to give birth out of hospital or in a hospital with your Midwife. There are some restrictions that apply to out of hospital births but your Midwife would be happy to discuss these with you.
Midwives provide complete care during pregnancy, including regular visits, diagnostic tests, routine bloodwork, and emotional support. You can call a midwife as soon as you know you are pregnant to request care; you do not need a referral from a doctor.
In Canada, over 2200 midwives and Indigenous midwives deliver reproductive and newborn care services to urban, rural and remote communities and are often a critical lifeline to primary health care.
Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) has an active Midwifery Services Team, which strives to foster relationships and strengthen families. The Midwifery Program cares for expectant women of all ages, cultures, religions and family structures.
Presently, PMH has seven midwives with many diverse backgrounds, who are committed to our clients, our profession and our community. Together, they bring decades of experience in women’s health care. Midwives have attended thousands of births and have been privileged to participate in midwifery practice all over the world.
PMH is happy to introduce the most recent midwife recruited to the Region. Kailan Robinson has been with Midwifery Services for one year and has enjoyed working with many great clients and families.
Kailan graduated from the McMaster University Midwifery Education Program in Hamilton, Ontario in the spring of 2021. Before entering the program at McMaster, she received an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
“During my first six years of post-secondary education I was a member of the Lakehead and McMaster University’s Women’s Volleyball Teams where I competed in the OUA/USports league. Being a previous varsity athlete, I have learned many valuable lessons about teamwork, communication and dedication that I can apply to the components of midwifery.”
“My roots bring me back to Hamiota, where I grew up on a cattle farm and it was there that I came to appreciate and love watching birth all around me. I didn’t even realize that I was being exposed to something my whole childhood that would soon become my career. But as I did a placement at a Maternity Centre in Thunder Bay and saw how midwives worked and formed relationships with their clients, I knew that midwifery was the way I could continue to appreciate birthing experiences and enjoy my work. “
Robinson says she is very grateful for the opportunity to practice in her home community after being in school in Ontario for eight years. She spends her free time as an Assistant Coach with the Brandon University Women’s Volleyball Team and still gets to enjoy small moments of calving season on her partner’s family farm outside of Brandon.
PMH midwifery services is located in central Brandon at 531 Princess Ave, on corner of Princess and 6th Street. For more information call 204-571-5530
Back Row L -R: Kailan Robinson, Jenna Mennie Clark, Baileigh Kaptein, Juliette Adetudimu, Alfred Sankoh
Front Row L-R: Fortuna Osivwemu, Susan Frank