For as long back as we can trace, there have been midwives in our family: my mother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and likely others whose names have been lost to time. I feel in my heart that I inherited from them a fundamental belief in women’s innate ability to give birth naturally and powerfully. Some of my fondest moments have been attending births together with my mother, who has imparted to me over the years both the spirit and knowledge of birthing women and their attendants: the joy, the mystery, the tears.
I am proud to be a co-creator of Pomegranate, and am committed to creating a vision of community-centered care that prioritizes access to quality healthcare for all pregnant women, including those who have traditionally been marginalized.
Having moved to Vancouver in 2004, I became immediately and deeply attached to the seashores and rainforests of the West Coast. In addition to practicing midwifery, I love indulging in my other passion: photography. I also find as much time as possible to indulge in quilting, yoga and frequent dinner parties with friends catered by my talented partner.
My second pregnancy was very stressful and needed a fair bit of medical intervention and support. My midwives at Pomegranate were incredibly supportive, patient and helpful. They encouraged and supported my desire to have a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) by providing with helpful information to help me make informed decisions about my pregnancy. When I needed a consultation with an OB, they worked well with him and were very professional. I had planned a home birth, but needed to transfer to the hospital and the midwife ensured that I was cared for and had the best experience possible, in spite of the change of plans. I was able to have a medication-free VBAC and it was amazing. They provided great post-partum support and breastfeeding assistance. I highly recommend them.