Welcome to Arbutus Midwives

As midwives, we recognize that we are providing care throughout one of the most defining and memorable experiences in a family’s life. We are committed to building relationships, both with the families we care for and within our broader community. Our care combines up-to-date clinical research with a holistic approach to women’s health, as reflected in our core values:

  1. Focus on Health

    Arbutus Midwives prioritise the health of our clients - including mother, baby, and family.

  2. Honesty & Clarity

    We believe that women have the right to know and understand what their options are in pregnancy, labour, and beyond so that they can make informed decisions about their health care throughout pregnancy and birth.

  3. Trust

    We strive to build a relationship in which women and families feel comfortable expressing their needs and their concerns so that we can provide the best support possible.

  4. Professional & Science-Driven

    Arbutus Midwives provide evidence-informed care, combining current scientific information with individualized care that best serves a family's needs.

Why The Arbutus Tree?

Our practice is named for the Arbutus tree. An icon unique to the Pacific coast, we chose the Arbutus tree as our namesake because it represents:

  • Regional focus and pride – this reflects the local, personalised nature of our care
  • A reference to nature’s rhythms – this speaks to the natural process of giving birth
  • Traditional tree symbols – trees symbolize women’s strength, family trees, longevity and vitality

We look forward to hearing from you, and supporting you through pregnancy, birth, and the early postpartum.