To me, midwifery is both an art and a science, a career and a calling. It is truly an honor to accompany families along their journeys of pregnancy, birth and early parenting. My objective as your midwife is to help you make choices about your body and your baby that make sense for you, and to use my heart, hands and head to help make your birth experience safe and satisfying.
I became a midwife in 2008, and have been working at Pomegranate since 2010. I count myself very lucky to come to work every day to help build this dynamic community of midwives, complementary practitioners, staff – all centered around the amazing familes we care for! Midwifery care is customized by design, and at Pomegranate we are committed to providing inclusive, personalized, sensitive care to a diverse range of families.
I work part-time in the clinical skills lab at the UBC Midwifery program and teach neonatal resuscitation and midwifery emergency skills. I have additional training in contraceptive prescribing and carseat safety.
I live, work and play in East Van with my partner and our two kids. Being a midwife is a busy job, but in my spare time I enjoy entertaining family and friends, studying Spanish, picnicking at Trout Lake, and catching up on sleep!
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!