Hi I’m Clare. I am an Ontario-local that fell in love with the west coast while living in San Francisco. After graduating from the McMaster Midwifery Program I came west and made my home in East Vancouver. I have an honours degree in Political Science from McMaster University and a postgraduate certificate in Public Relations but knew for a long time that my heart was with the art and science of midwifery practice. I grew up on a horse farm and as long as I can remember I have been around birth. In many ways, I intuitively learned how to be a midwife as a child helping horses birth their foals!
I believe strongly in informed choice and in midwives’ ability to facilitate empowering experiences for families. I genuinely love the process of getting to know my clients and their families and building a trusting and safe relationship throughout their care. People will always remember the way they are treated on the day their child is born and it is a privilege to support clients and their families throughout this time.
When I’m not working as a midwife you are likely to find me scoping out new restaurants and cafes around the city, browsing interior design blogs, hiking with my pup or editing photos and film.
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 🙂