Midwives provide complete care throughout pregnancy, labour, birth, and the first six weeks following birth. This basket of services — referred to as a “course of care”– provides continuity, optimizing your safety and comfort. A team of midwives will be responsible for your care throughout pregnancy. Two midwives in that team will typically attend your birth, though there are some communities where this isn’t the case, so ask your midwife. Clients can contact their midwives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with urgent concerns.