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.
My wife and I had a fantastic experience with our Pomegranate team! (Kat, Marijke, and Yarra) It was our first birth and they made it a lot less stressful. Someone was always available to answer any concerns, even at 1 in the morning, and you know you’ll never be able to reach an OB GYN at that time! I cannot recommend them highly enough and I recommend pomegranate to everyone I know who is having a baby!