How do I become a client?
Fill in our INTAKE FORM & get started! [If we have already taken care of you in a previous pregnancy, call the front desk at Canopy & make your appointment. No need to fill in the intake form. We can't wait to see you again!]
When should I make my first appointment?
Ideally between 8-10weeks. We like to see you early in pregnancy so we can organize lab tests & ultrasounds.
What are your Clinic Hours & how often do I see you?
Our prenatal clinics are scheduled on Tuesday & Wednesday, 8:30am - 6:00pm (with limited availability on Thursday mornings). From early pregnancy - 30wks we see you every 5wks. From 30 - 36wks we see you every 2-3 wks & from 36wks - Delivery we see you every week.
What if I don't live on the North Shore?
While our primary catchment is North Vancouver & West Vancouver, we also see clients who live in Burnaby, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton AND on Bowen Island. If you are still wondering...give us a call & we can chat.
Is there a fee for Midwifery Care?
No! If you have a BC Care Card, your care is covered. However, if you are not currently covered by BC Medical, you can pay privately. Please inquire for cost.
Will there be students involved in my care?
Sometimes, yes. Canopy Midwives support the education of new midwives & understand the value in mentoring. The team is often supervising a UBC Midwifery Student during the academic year [Sept-Nov & Jan-Apr]. However, if you are not comfortable with a student being involved in your care, please let us know.
Can I see a Midwife & a Doctor at the Same Time?
Under the BC Medical Plan only ONE primary health provider is covered during your pregnancy. What that means is you have the option to choose a Midwife, GP or OB for care of your pregnancy, labour & postpartum. Midwives are experts in low-risk pregnancy & birth.
Can I transfer care to Canopy Midwives if I'm already being seen by another provider?
Yes you can. Submit our INTAKE FORM or give us a call & get in touch so we can discuss next steps.
Can I have pain medication at my labour if I want it?
Absolutely! We get asked this question a lot. If you are planning a hospital birth & you want or need pain management we will gladly facilitate this.
How do you pronounce Brangwynne's name?
Don't worry, you are not the first to ask. Yes, it is a traditional Welsh name & it is pronounced: 'brawn-win'. But everyone calls her Brynne. :)