Prairie Midwives
Mission Statement

In Central Alberta, Prairie Midwives aims to “deliver” the best care possible for all pregnant women and their families. By focusing on a culture of relationship, connection, collaboration, and choice, we help you create and nurture a safe and meaningful experience throughout pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.

our team

Our team of caring, highly trained midwives

Jenn Bindon BScN, RM
Shehana Arychuk RM
Tina Henry RM
Kayla Blinkhorn BScN, RM
Melissa Roberts BSc, RM
Lisa Cowdery RM
Doug Ellertson Administrator

Hear what the community has to say

Education is key! Research what midwifery is, and take other people’s “warnings” with a healthy dose of salt. I’m so thankful I had the privilege of having Tina deliver our beautiful baby boy almost exactly a year ago, in our own home, in my own bed! 💜 The Prairie Midwives and everything they do is absolutely phenomenal. They give you all the information and then YOU decide what is best for you. In the moment there’s no pressure, no rushing, no negativity—it was an amazing experience, for me and my husband. A big part of my birth story was luck; not needing intervention and timing etc, but the other big part was the knowledge and guidance of the Prairie Midwives. Thank you so much, I loved every part of my journey with you!
Kyla F.
My family and I are truly blessed to have worked with such an amazing team. Support and information supplied by Prairie Midwives was second to none. I have 2 beautiful daughters and a healthy wife due to them. Seriously amazing and I advise anyone who is pregnant or planning to get pregnant soon to call these guys.

Thank you Prairie Midwives for everything!

Dave H.
I was blessed to have midwifery care for the births of both of my children. My second babe was born under the very competent, compassionate and kind care of the Prairie midwives. My two experiences of giving birth have been the most beautiful, life affirming and transformative experiences of my life. Feeling trust, comfort and confidence in my care providers meant I could bring my children into the world in the peaceful way I had dreamed of. I am forever grateful.
Laurie C.
Midwifery care meant that I didn’t question my body’s ability to do this crazy thing! It meant that my caregivers didn’t guess my baby’s size and suggest maybe he wouldn’t fit. It meant I trusted the process and birthed this almost 11 pound blessing naturally and in an environment in which I felt safe. Midwifery care meant I was home in record time feeling on top of the world - and able to pee without screaming (could this be the biggest miracle of all?)
Michelle O.
As an OB nurse, having a supportive midwifery team meant the world to me. I was apprehensive about a home birth but I knew in my heart it was what I wanted to do. I felt so much support and was provided with the appropriate information to make an informed decision. It couldn’t have gone better; I am so grateful for the well rounded care I was provided.
Hannah R.

The Prairie Midwives live and work between the Treaty 6 territory to the North of the Red Deer River and Treaty 7 to the South of the Red Deer River. These are traditional Territories of the Niisitapi (Blackfoot), (including the Siksika, the Piikuni, and the Kainai Peoples) the Tsuut’ina, Stoney Nakoda, Cree, Saulteaux, and Metis peoples. We would like to acknowledge the City of Red Deer as a historic Metis gathering site.