Chandra Martini

My journey into midwifery began while I was working on a Masters of English at UBC. I was researching representations of birthing bodies in Science Fiction and Fantasy, and in the process I discovered the history of midwifery regulation in Ontario. I was so compelled by the story of birthing people and health professionals working together to make change.

That was my introduction to how powerful birth and birthing communities are, and I wanted in! And I’m so glad to be here. I’m finishing my third year as a Mount Royal Midwifery student, after taking a short break to welcome my beautiful son into the world. His birth was in every sense empowering – in giving birth to him I discovered a stronger, more resilient and competent self. To me, that’s what midwifery is about – creating space and opportunity for a birthing experience that is powerful, sacred, and safe for the birthing person and baby.