For as long back as we can trace, there have been midwives in our family: my mother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and likely others whose names have been lost to time. I feel in my heart that I inherited from them a fundamental belief in women’s innate ability to give birth naturally and powerfully. Some of my fondest moments have been attending births together with my mother, who has imparted to me over the years both the spirit and knowledge of birthing women and their attendants: the joy, the mystery, the tears.
I am proud to be a co-creator of Pomegranate, and am committed to creating a vision of community-centered care that prioritizes access to quality healthcare for all pregnant women, including those who have traditionally been marginalized.
Having moved to Vancouver in 2004, I became immediately and deeply attached to the seashores and rainforests of the West Coast. In addition to practicing midwifery, I love indulging in my other passion: photography. I also find as much time as possible to indulge in quilting, yoga and frequent dinner parties with friends catered by my talented partner.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Pomegranate experience. We received excellent care – before, during and after the birth of our daughter. While my wife was in labour, a number of complications arose and the midwife team handled everything as we had discussed ahead of time. We felt well cared for, supported and encouraged in our experience as new parents and we’re so grateful for their help. Thank you Pomegranate!