Midwifery is often referred to as a calling and I have personally felt this to be true! My mother chose midwifery care prior to regulation in Ontario and my aunt is a doula. I grew up with a worldview of birth as a natural and empowering part of life. My interest in reproductive health grew as I connected with various healthcare professionals through my father’s involvement with Doctors Without Borders. After reading Spiritual Midwifery I knew I wanted to be a part of changing our birth culture. I spent my childhood in West Africa and Europe before returning to Canada and attending an arts high school in Toronto majoring in theatre.
I was accepted into the midwifery education program at McMaster University in 2009 and studied with midwives, nurses and obstetricians throughout Ontario. A highlight of my degree was an international placement in a low resourced maternity centre in Toamasina, Madagascar. This experience sparked an interest in learning about the diverse array of birth cultures and practices around the world.
Since graduating in 2013 I have worked in the semi-rural Durham region and downtown Toronto including the Toronto Birth Centre. I have most recently fallen in love with Vancouver and have worked in the downtown East side and at the Urban Native Youth Association.
I love working with Dawn and Amy with whom I share a similar philosophy of holistic midwifery care. Informed choice is one of the key aspects of midwifery care, which means that I will share my knowledge and support your choices. I strive to help clients to have positive and empowering experiences and am privileged to be a small part of this incredible journey.
I love to travel, play ultimate frisbee, and spend time outdoors with my partner hiking and skiing. I look forward to meeting and getting to know you and your families over the coming year!
The midwives at Pomegranate were excellent. We loved them so much after having our first child in their care we jumped at the chance to use them again with our second. Of course the birth of my first was long and tiresome yet they were there for me the whole time. With many hours of on and off labor our midwife stayed with us day and night until our baby finally decided to arrive. From jaundice, nursing challenges to yeast infections I trusted the knowledge and expert advice that the team of midwives were able to give us. I have recommended Pomegranate to friends and would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for exceptional care during and after pregnancy.