My practice of midwifery includes being an active member of my professional group and co-founder of Pomegranate Community Midwives. Pomegranate grew out of dreams that Kat and I shared during our midwifery education and I am proud to be a part of our community of health care providers, instructors, support staff and families.
As a mother of three, I appreciate the special relationship between midwife and patient, and how we can be empowered by our experience of pregnancy and birth. Birth and motherhood are life-altering experiences and as a midwife, I strive to preserve this while supporting outreach initiatives that promote birth as a normal, healthy event. With excellent resources and expert colleagues in our community, midwifery is part of delivering a high standard of maternity care here in BC.
I live with my family on a farm on the Sunshine Coast where I have opened a new practice, Suncoast Midwifery. I love the outdoors, sharing food with my family and friends and enjoying simple pleasures fully.
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.