Midwives ARE covered in NS but finding on that is practicing and covered can be tricky. There are 5 covered in NS presently. Two on the South Shore (we just gave birth with them....moved to the area for a month from Cape Breton...they might be able to help you), one in Antigonish but she only works in the hospital and only when it is her shift so you can't be guaranteed her, and a couple in Halifax but they are currently (to my knowledge) only see clients living in Halifax. There are likely "underground" midwives around but they aren't covered and I know a few have disappeared since the new legislation passed.
Best wishes to you.....we are looking at moving to either the South Shore or the Annapolis Valley in the next year or two so I'll be interested to hear how you like the area.