BSc (Psych), BMW, RM
My passion for midwifery has grown from the deep belief that the mother-child relationship is a uniquely sacred relationship with the power to heal our communities and societies. I feel privileged to be able to walk alongside women and their families during their journey of pregnancy, labour/birth, and early parenthood. I also feel privileged to be in Kelowna and I look forward to spending many years in this community!
I trained as a midwife in New Zealand and enjoyed my 6 years living in a beautiful country with the strong cultural underpinning of partnership, participation, and protection. I strive to carry these principles forward in my practice as a midwife.
BSc (Biology), BMW, RM
My path to midwifery began when I was a young girl; I used to visit my mother in the nursery of the hospital where she worked as a postpartum nurse and was always enthralled with the process of birth and babies. I entered my university studies intending to apply to medical school to catch babies. While at the University of Victoria I completed a course on issues in women’s health and discovered midwifery and the Canadian midwifery model of care. It was refreshing to learn that there was an existing model of care that privileged informed and contextual decision-making by women and that supported a full spectrum of care, from pregnancy to postpartum support and parenting.
After completing my first degree I traveled to East Africa to work and volunteer for several months. I was fortunate enough to be a part of quite a few births at a small medical clinic in Nairobi. It was there that my passion for birth grew even stronger. My enthusiasm for midwifery comes from its ability to empower mothers and families. I have a strong passion for promoting women’s rights and providing support to families as they experience pregnancy and birth.