My deep connection to birth is rooted in my rural upbringing. My pioneer great granny had the distinction of being a community midwife. My parents were born at home on their family farms in northern Alberta, and I first learned about the wonder of birth growing up on the farm and observing the life cycles in nature. The profound experience of birthing my children inspired me to become a midwife.
My midwifery work spans Alberta, British Columbia and Nunavut. The last several years have been spent experiencing the Arctic; as a faculty member of the Nunavut Arctic College, and a clinical midwife in the new birthing center in Cambridge Bay. Teaching Inuit students the art and science of midwifery has been especially meaningful for me.
My diverse professional career as a midwife, nurse, counselor, and educator endows me with the ability to give attentive, compassionate care in a variety of settings and communities. I anticipate long lasting connections and celebrations with the families and midwives associated with The Calgary Midwives Cooperative.