I am delighted to be joining Aurora Midwives. My name is Alisha Julien Reid, I am a Mi’kmaq First Nations woman from Nova Scotia. Growing up in a First Nations community I have been taught to value new life and respect the strength women carry. I was inspired to begin midwifery after attending my best friend’s birth. I completed my midwifery education in Hamilton, Ontario at McMaster University. I have experience supporting women who choose home birth. I am familiar with hypno- birthing and water births.
After working in Hamilton for three years I have experience supporting women in the hospital setting. I understand the advocacy women may require in order to feel they are making informed choices and value good inter professional relationships with other health care providers.
It is my pleasure to be here in Alberta with my supportive partner and lovely three year old daughter. We have received warm greetings and are enjoying the snowy start!