I grew up in the Lower Mainland, and have lived in East Van most of my adult life. Pregnancy, birth and parenting are such social events, I appreciate being a part of the lives of families right in my own neighbourhood.
I come to midwifery with a commitment to working with women from all parts of society, including those with lower incomes, queer women, and younger mothers. I am constantly humbled by the pregnancy and birth process – how the experience can be at once both universal and unique to each woman and family.
When not catching babies I can be found hanging out with my son, born at home in January 2010, and when time permits, I strive to pursue my persistent love of quilt-making. Before entering the UBC Midwifery Education Program, I completed a Master’s degree in sociology, studying women’s federal prisons in Canada.
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.