I am thrilled to be joining the midwives of Haliburton-Bancroft Midwifery Services as a Registered Midwife. I cannot wait to meet and begin working together. Thank you in advance for allowing me to share in your journey.
I first encountered the word midwife while leafing through university catalogues as a young student considering potential futures for myself. I knew I wanted to work with women and children, but not in which capacity. I began looking into becoming a midwife, getting more and more excited as I researched. I was thrilled by the fact that midwives provide care to women and their babies that is family centered, wholistic, and focused upon informed choices.
Before entering the midwifery program, I studied women's studies, religious studies, and philosophy at McMaster University. These classes further solidified that I was on the right path. I spent my free time as a student stage managing theatre productions and exploring the rich arts and culture scene Hamilton had to offer.
My training as a midwife began at McMaster University in 2016, with clinical placements in Hamilton, Waterloo, Barrie, and Grimsby. I cannot describe the joy and awe I felt at those first births I attended. I do not believe I will ever lose that wonderful and complex mix of emotions. I graduated this year in 2019 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery. As a midwife, I am able to walk with women through their pregnancy, labour, and postpartum, supporting and providing guidance whenever necessary. I believe that empowering women to take control of their own pregnancy experience is one of the most valuable parts of my job.
I have just moved to Bancroft with my partner Keith and my two cats, Lumos and Nox. When I do not have on my midwife hat, I spend my free time reading fantasy and other fiction novels, hiking and biking, and experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes. I also love snuggling up on the couch with my cats and watching movies. I have fallen in love with this community already and cannot wait to see what awaits me here.