Midwives are able to prescribe and administer many common drugs that are used during pregnancy, birth and throughout the post-partum period.
Midwives are trained professionals who have the skills to attend low risk
births in a hospital or home setting.
All midwives in Saskatchewan must be registered with the Saskatchewan
College of Midwives
There is now a Multi-Jurisdictional Midwifery Bridging Project in Western and Northern Canada for Internationally Educated Midwives. Visit www.midwiferybridging.ca for more information.
The Saskatchewan College of Midwives (SCM) strives to ensure that its members provide competent and ethical care to the clients they serve. The SCM adopts standards that should ensure its members are responsive to individual and community needs. The SCM promotes a model of care for the profession of midwifery that encourages informed choice for the client and participation of women by providing standards and guidelines for the midwives that ensure a high quality of care and protection of the public. The SCM is responsive to the public and the College’s members.
The SCM mandate is to serve and protect the public interest by regulating midwifery practice in accordance with The Midwifery Act, Midwifery Regulations, the Regulatory Bylaws and other relevant legislation. The goal of the SCM is to register qualified, competent midwives to provide safe, high quality care to women and their families in the province of Saskatchewan.
The SCM is the regulating or governing body for the profession of midwifery in the province of Saskatchewan. The SCM has the following duties and responsibilities:
The SCM operates under the principles of accountability, responsiveness, and accessibility. At the core of all College activity is the principle of serving and protecting the public. In order to do this, the College consults with members and others to develop standards and policies and works with other health professionals and health regulatory colleges and areas of government, which affect the practice of midwifery.