Midwives

780-756-7226

Welcome to Lucina Midwives. Our clinic is located in the beautiful Lucina Centre, in close proximity to the Misericordia hospital in the west-end of Edmonton.

The services for a registered midwife in Alberta are free. To apply for midwifery care, see the application form. Our registered midwives are university educated with decades of experience in Canada and other countries. The practice is currently involved in a research study on water births at the University of Alberta.

A midwife’s scope of practice is similar to a family physician but specialized in maternity and newborn care. Midwives can order/perform the same tests and do so after discussions of choices. Midwives are trained to handle emergencies in the absence of an obstetrician or pediatrician, though this is rarely required due to their ability to note early signs of potential problems. Our midwives have established good working relationships with physicians from referring city hospitals for seamless consultations and transfers. There is no provision for shared care with a physician unless a consultation is made, so all visits for mother and baby must be done with the midwife.

Midwives understand the importance of trust and the profound nature of welcoming a baby into one’s life. Midwives are experts in ways to have a healthy pregnancy, and in natural birth practices. They are skilled in helping a mother establish breast feeding and treating minor problems. Common practice includes protection of the perineum at birth, delayed cord clamping, and uninterrupted skin to skin contact between mother and baby after birth until baby has latched and begun feeding.

We look forward to meeting you and working together in fulfilling your wishes on this journey.

Upcoming Events at the Lucina Centre

Pregnancy to Parenting 1 day Prenatal Workshop.  Watch for new classes coming soon! A one day prenatal course facilitated by experienced perinatal nurses.  For more information contact Susan at www.ptopconsulting.ca or pregnancytoparenting@gmail.com

HypnoBirthing Classes in November: 4 Tuesdays Nov. 14 to Dec. 5, 6:00-8:30.  This class is for all parents and all birthing environments.  Your partner is integrated into the classes so that both of you will feel informed and empowered for the birth.  Taught by Tracy Martin, Clinical Hypnotherapist.  Contact Tracy at: MartinHypno@shaw.ca or call 780-232-3827.

Powerful Me Empowerment Workshop for Kids: Saturday Dec.9, 1-3pm A fun empowering workshop for kids to help raise their confidence and self esteem to the point where they will have an energetic shield surrounding them. This protection will help ensure harsh words or actions from bullies will not penetrate their heart and soul.  Ages 7-14 (healthy snack included).  $50 per child.  Presented by Franni Welter.  Contact Franni at greatest journey@franniwelter.com or phone/text 780-340-6708.

Mom and Baby Wellness Dec 5, Dec, 19, 9:30-11:30am.  Join Janelle, certified nutritional practitioner & wellness educator, wife and mom to learn about simple, safe, and natural solutions to taking care of you and your baby.  RSVP at 780-245-3232 or Nourish.EO.Life@gmail.com

Dreaming with a Future Child: Saturday January 20, 1-4pm.  Working with ancient tools brought into modern times by Robert Moss's school of dreaming, we communicate with the powers that speak to us in dreams.  We learn to communicate with the soul of our future child and prepare it's coming into this world.  To register or for more information, call Luc 587-589-6159 or contact luc@sauleexperience.ca.  $40.

Lucina Centre Knitting Club: The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 9:30-11am starting December 6.  Did you know knitting can make you feel calm and happy? AND, according to a study published in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy it's even better if you do it in a group?  Drop in and see what happens! 

Infant Massage Classes: A 4 week class starting Tuesday January 2, at 2pm.  Participate in learning how to massage your baby, safe stretching practices, how to massage for common childhood ailments, and deepen the bond between you and your baby.  Both spouses are encouraged to participate. Contact Molly Brook at www.mollybrookmassage.com or call 780-918-6803.

Breastfeeding Clinic:  Mondays, 9:30am-12:30pm (by appointment) Breastfeeding support offered by experienced RNs.  Please email for an appointment: pregnancytoparenting@gmail.com or call (587)986-9295.

Days For Girls Monthly Meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm.  Next meeting January 27. This non-profit organization helps girls stay in school and retain dignity, giving back important days of their lives.  Most girls in developing countries miss school during their periods; many eventually drop out.  Come help make lovely, high-quality feminine hygiene kits and help end the cycle of poverty by keeping girls in school.  Contact Pat Prendergast 780-466-6448 or edmonton@daysforgirls.org

Nurture Her Birth Better Class: Physical Preparation for Birth and Beyond:  Look for classes coming up in the New Year.  Learn skills to build a better birth.  Partners also learn hands-on skills and lots of tools to help a birthing mama.  Taught by Mandy Rempfer-Kuncio, pelvic health physiotherapist and doula.  Register online: http://nurtureher.ca/birth-better-classes/ or contact Mandy at info@nurtureher.ca or 780-278-2004.

Prenatal Yoga: Thursdays, 6:45-8:00pm.  Classes Are Back!  New series starts Nov. 2  A 6-week prenatal yoga series starting designed to decrease stress, strengthen the major muscles that are active during labour and birth, as well as enhance the connection between mom and baby.  No prior yoga experience is required.  Contact Ashley at graces3yoga@gmail.com to register. $80/session or $145 for both.

Postnatal Mom and Baby Yoga: 9:45-11:00am. Look for new classes starting in January.   A 6-week postnatal yoga series for moms and their new additions.  Bond with new baby while restoring and strengthening pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.  For more information and to register contact Ashley at graces3yoga@gmail.com. $80/session or $145 for both.

Bringing Baby Home Workshop: January 27 & 28 9am -5pm. An educational program to support couples prepare for life with a new baby which increases the joy of parenting and gives new parents the tools they need to be the best parenting team possible.  Presented by Claire Wilde, M.ED., R.PSYCH.  Contact Claire at: www.clairewilde.ca

Prenatal Workshop Series: Jan 8-29, March 5-26, April 30-May 28 (no class May 21)  A 4-Week Prenatal Education Series presented by Certified Doulas/Childbirth Educators. Contact Niko 780-965-6585 or register online at doulacare.vpweb.ca

Mosaic Magazine Mystics Meeting: Thursday December 7th,  7-9:30pm RSVP Connie at mosaicmagazine@shaw.ca for this month's topic and registration details.

DONA-Approved Postpartum Doula Training, June 13-16, 2018. A postpartum doula is trained to provide support and education for the mother and her family during the first three months of their baby's life. She acts as both mentor and guide, nurturing the mother as she helps a family learn how to care for their new baby.  This training is offered by AJ Hadfield, certified postpartum doula trainer.  Training fee $625 (Early Bird rate available).  For more information, contact: ajdoula@shaw.ca or 403-923-7329


Birth Photography Promotion! The Lucina Birth Centre is teaming up with photographer Vannessa Brown to offer a special birth photography promotion. Contact Vannessa at vannessabrown.com for details!

Meet the Midwife! Lucina Centre will be holding information nights on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm. Group tours of the Lucina Centre will accompany the info sessions. If you are interested in seeing the Centre and learning about midwifery care, the Birth Centre, and wellness services offered at the centre just drop by at 7:30pm, no registration or appointment needed.

Workshop space and meeting room rentals Available now! For more information or to book a room please contact us at information@lucinacentre.ca

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE: Starting for daily, weekly, or monthly rentals.  Offered to practitioners with a focus on women and family health. For more information or to book a room please contact us at information@lucinacentre.ca