I grew up in the Lower Mainland, and have lived in East Van most of my adult life. Pregnancy, birth and parenting are such social events, I appreciate being a part of the lives of families right in my own neighbourhood.
I come to midwifery with a commitment to working with women from all parts of society, including those with lower incomes, queer women, and younger mothers. I am constantly humbled by the pregnancy and birth process – how the experience can be at once both universal and unique to each woman and family.
When not catching babies I can be found hanging out with my son, born at home in January 2010, and when time permits, I strive to pursue my persistent love of quilt-making. Before entering the UBC Midwifery Education Program, I completed a Master’s degree in sociology, studying women’s federal prisons in Canada.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Pomegranate experience. We received excellent care – before, during and after the birth of our daughter. While my wife was in labour, a number of complications arose and the midwife team handled everything as we had discussed ahead of time. We felt well cared for, supported and encouraged in our experience as new parents and we’re so grateful for their help. Thank you Pomegranate!