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 came to Pomegranate for our second child after experiencing our first child’s arrival through our family doctor. And there is no comparison. The level of care, kindness, and humanity was far beyond expectations.