Midwifery is a true calling for me, which I first had the fortune of exploring first as a volunteer in West Africa in 2000-2001 and in Malawi in 2003. During those years I developed a true passion for women’s reproductive rights and choices, especially in areas where health care is difficult to access. I attained my BScN through UBC then did an apprenticeship in Bali, Indonesia, under a renowned American midwife (Robin Lim) before getting my Canadian license through the IMPP at Ryerson University. I worked in rural Ontario for my first year of practice in a predominantly Amish and Mennonite community, doing mostly home births, an experience that I cherish and will never forget. However my homesickness never went away and I knew I needed to come back to the West Coast, but before that, I went to Haiti to do post-earthquake maternity care. Upon returning to Vancouver I worked for South Community Birth Program, before & after I had a home birth with my son (one of my midwives was a good friend and Pomegranate midwife) and joined the Pomegranate Midwives in 2016. I feel fortunate to be a part of a wonderful team of midwives within a truly supportive practice which strives to make midwifery accessible to a variety of women and families.
I’m very involved in music in my spare time and love exploring the great outdoors with my little guy. I’m also an avid gardener and spend lots of time tending to my many plants. I’m a traveler at heart and have explored dozens of countries all over the world and hope to do international work with midwives again.
Pomegranate is an amazing and special place that builds and supports a positive birth community in Vancouver. We had them as our health care providers with the birth of our son last year (2011) and had a wonderful and supportive experience, we felt very taken care of especially post-partum when it becomes the most challenging. We would highly recommend them as as a Midwife clinic 🙂