I vividly remember my mother laboring at home with the community midwife as she prepared to give birth to my brother. Although it would be many years before I would cross paths with midwifery again, the experience had a profound impact on me.
I spent my childhood in England and at the age of 14, immigrated to Canada with my family. I spent my high school years in the beautiful mountain town of Canmore before pursuing a geology degree at the University of Victoria. It was In 2010 that I once again stumbled upon midwifery, but it was only as I began to fully understand and appreciate the Canadian model of care that I realized I had finally found my calling.
I began my journey with theory classes at the midwives college of Utah before being granted a place in Mount Royal University’s first Bachelor of Midwifery class in 2011. During my training I was fortunate enough to practice with midwives a Birth Partnership, catch babies in a remote area of Tanzania, work with numerous health care professionals in and around the Calgary area and spend two years working with the incredible Midwives at Aurora.
After completing the clinical components of my degree in 2015, I worked as Aurora’s office administrator while pregnant with my first child. His birth, in my home and surrounded by the women I most trust and love, was the most affirming and empowering experience of my life.
I am passionate about upholding the philosophies of Canadian midwifery and strive to create a safe and empowering environment for my clients and their families. Being welcomed into such an intimate part of life is truly a privilege, one that I am continuously inspired and energized by. What I value most about midwifery is having the time to build trusting relationships and sharing in the emotional ups and downs of pregnancy and birth.
I am supported at home by my wonderful husband, my beautiful baby boy and our ever loving dog Jasper. I am very excited to be returning from my maternity leave as a Registered Midwife and look forward to joining you on your journey!