I began to pursue working in midwifery after spending two months bicycling through Manitoba and Ontario with a group of 12 women on a sustainability tour. The daily experience of the energy and passion of this group inspired me to seek out a career that would continue to focus on community, growth and change, and the strength of women. After learning about the multiple ways in which midwives work alongside with women and their families, I knew I had a found a career that perfectly balanced the “head, hands and heart.” I applied to the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University, and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors of Health Sciences in Midwifery. I strive to provide thorough, evidence-based care balanced with the individual needs of each client for all of the families that I work with.
I spent my first three years of practice working as a midwife in rural Ontario in a wonderful community. A visit to Victoria in March of 2015 reminded me of how beautiful Vancouver Island is and how much nicer it is to be surrounded by flowers in March than snow-drifts! A few months after that visit, a locum position at Cook Street Community Midwives was posted. I am thrilled to be working here for a year and to have the chance to explore Victoria and the surrounding areas. I look forward to getting to know the women and families of this community and to being a part of the Cook Street team.