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Midwives and Midwifery‑led Births 2018

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Midwives supported 43,867 births in Canada in 2018.

Data on total births from Statistics Canada for the period January 1 to December 31, 2018. Data on midwifery‑led births and number of midwives is from the same time period if available, and if not, from as similar a time period as possible.


  1. Numbers of Midwives include locum or transient casual midwives.
  2. Does not include all births attended by Aboriginal midwives.
  3. Alberta and BC numbers based on most recent available data (2016/2017).
  4. Saskatchewan and BC numbers may include midwifery‑involved care.