Midwifery-led births per province and territory

Midwifery-led births per province and territory, 2015/16

Midwives supported 10% of the births in Canada in 2015-2016.

The rates of midwifery-led birth varies from province to province to territory. Currently, British Columbia leads the country in highest percentage of midwifery-led births (21%) and Ontario leads in total number of midwifery-led births (21,224 per year). Please note that midwifery-led births refers to births in which the midwife was the primary health care provider for at least the majority of the pregnancy and birth.

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