14845 Yonge St. Suite 302 | Aurora, ON | L4G 6H8
T 905.713.0022 | F 905.713 2245
All of the midwives at Midwives of York Region are registered with the College of Midwives of Ontario and practice within their standards, guidelines and risk-screening protocols. We are also members of the Association of Ontario Midwives. We maintain current certification in neonatal resuscitation and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, emergency skills and regularly attend continuing education workshops, conferences and peer review.
Kara Brockington, BA(Hon)
In 1994, I graduated from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology. Shortly thereafter, I became pregnant with my daughter, Sydney. It was during my pregnancy and birth experience that I became interested in midwifery care. I desired to support a woman's transformation into mothering and the birth of a family. For me, midwifery combined the essential elements of evidence-based maternity care with sensitive, woman-centered care.
I entered the Midwifery Education Program at Ryerson University in the fall of 1998. My early clinical placements were in downtown Toronto at Midwife Alliance and Riverdale Community Midwives. I also enjoyed additional placements with an obstetrician, nurse and at the Rose of Sharon - Services for Young Mothers. My final clinical year was completed at Midwifery Care ~ North Don River Valley.
In 1999, I became a certified Childbirth Educator through a joint program offered by Humber College and Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre. I taught childbirth preparation, infant care and siblings classes at the Women's College Hospital campus from 1999 until 2002. During this period I also attended births as a labour support provider.
I completed my Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in Midwifery in the Spring of 2004. I joined Midwifery Care ~ North Don River Valley in July 2004. I am now thrilled to begin working with the families and midwives of Midwives of York Region!
In 2011, I graduated from Ryerson University International Midwifery Program (IMPP), a bridging program for foreign trained midwives.
My original midwifery experience was in Essex England where I practiced in Colchester for several years after completing my education to become a Registered Nurse.
I moved to Australia and practiced Midwifery there for 2 years before coming to Canada. I worked as a Registered Nurse in the Birthing Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket for many years. I truly enjoyed my position there, later deciding to return to my original roots � Midwifery.
I am honored and excited to be providing midwifery care to the women of this community through Midwives of York Region. I endeavour to provide the very best standard of care already set by this organization and our supporting hospital, Southlake.
I look forward to joining you in your exciting journey through your pregnancy and early motherhood!
Edie Posca, BHScM
I come to midwifery with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery from Ryerson Polytechnic University (2004). It was with great excitement that I began working with Midwives of York Region immediately after graduation. Having completed several clinical placements at various clinics throughout the GTA, it was always my desire to return to my home community and support women and their partners as they embark upon or continue their journey into parenthood.
My interest in midwifery began with the birth of my second child, Emma, in 1994. I enjoyed the informed choice and continuity of care that was provided to me by my midwife. Since that time midwifery has been an integral part of my life. While waiting to begin the Midwifery Education Programme, I became a consumer advocate for midwifery at both the local and provincial levels in Ontario. Today, I continue my advocacy in the beautiful province of Newfoundland where midwifery is not yet in place.
In my free time I'm enjoying learning to knit, reading and sailing on Cook's Bay.
Thank you in advance for allowing me to share in your journey through pregnancy and childbirth!
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh
Every baby's first breath on Earth could be one of peace and love. Every mother should be healthy and strong. Every birth could be safe and loving. But our world is not there yet ~ Robin Lim
Carolyn Scott, BHScM, BA(Hon)
Hi, I'm Carolyn Scott, I was born and raised in Toronto. For the longest time I have had an interest in health care. At first, it was from a global perspective , and that is why I pursued a degree in Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario. It was shortly after completing my degree that I began to learn more about midwifery in Ontario. I was so grateful when I was accepted into the Midwifery Education Programme at McMaster University. I graduated in 2002, and started working at Cambridge Midwives.
It was during my time in Cambridge that I got married and had my daughter. We later moved to York Region and my son was born. My children are 22 months apart, they keep us busy, you never know what new things might happen. In 2015, my husband and I bought a hobby farm in King Township, neither us have a farming back ground. But we are learning a lot, we started with a puppy, and now have bees, chickens and sheep. So when I am not enjoying my career as a midwife you will find me keeping busy with my kids or with our animals on our little farm.
Amanda Sorbara, BHScM, BSc
I have been a midwife with Midwives of York Region since I graduated from the Midwifery Education Program in 2007. I love working as a midwife because of the unique opportunity of supporting families at a special time in their lives. It is a priviledge to get to know each woman and her family and to work together to discover what will support her through pregnancy, labour and delivery and the first few weeks of parenting. As a midwife I am able to combine my interests in health with my passion for working with women. I strive to promote normal birth and hope for each woman and her family to find a birth experience that is empowering and joyful.
In 1996 I graduated from Dalhousie University with a BSc in Health Education. I graduated with a BSc in midwifery from Ryerson Univery in June 2007.
I have four children, aged 9 to 21 years, they help to keep my life exciting. I live in Richmond Hill with my family and our dog Cynamin. I try to spend as much time as I can enjoying the outdoors: running, hiking, mountain biking, and camping. I have an interest in nurition and cooking vegetarian, healthy food. I am also a keen knitter.
I look forward to meeting you and seeing your family grow.
I was born and raised in the town of Georgina, and after a ten year hiatus from the area, the bright lights of York Region called me back home. In 2013 I joined Midwives of York Region and the great team at Southlake and I couldn't be happier!
Before completing the Midwifery Education Program at Laurentian University, I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Rights and Women's studies from Carleton University in Ottawa. After working in the area of women's rights in Canada, the appeal of working and supporting women one-on-one through midwifery care grew stronger. This is when I started my training to become a midwife. Following graduation from the midwifery program, I worked in the Ottawa area before making my way to Aurora to join the team at Midwives of York Region.
In 2009 I graduated from McMaster University with a Honours Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and then went on to complete my Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in Midwifery in 2014. My interest in midwifery grew as I progressed through the program and gained an appreciation for family centered care which aims to empower women as they journey through their pregnancy and post partum period.
Having completed several clinical rotations in a few different midwifery practices as well as various medical services such as obstetrics, pediatrics and plastic surgery have reinforced my desire to provide compassionate and evidence based care to women and families. I am also actively involved in research at McMaster University; my team is currently looking at biological markers of inflammation in urine in attempts to create more efficient screening tests for inflammatory conditions such as sepsis in premature babies.
I am both honoured and privileged to be providing midwifery care to the women and families the community which the through Midwives of York Region serves.
I am excited to be providing care to the women and families served by the Midwives of York Region. I appreciate the opportunity to be part of such a special time in your lives.
Prior to becoming a midwife through the Midwifery Education Programme at Ryerson University, I practiced as an RN in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in a very busy urban children�s hospital in Israel.
I was born and raised in Riga, Latvia. At the age of sixteen I immigrated to Israel. I�ve been dreaming of becoming a midwife since the age of fifteen when I witnessed the birth of my brother with the help of a midwife. After my midwifery studies and the birth of my first child, this dream only grew stronger.
I believe that every woman should feel supported, empowered and respected during her journey to motherhood. I am grateful to be a part of this amazing journey. I am looking forward to working with you.
Administrator & Office Manager
I graduated in 1996 from Cambrian College with a degree in Medical Office Assistant. I started working for Midwives of York Region in 2004. When I first started we were a small practice of 3 and I have since watched us grow into a beautiful family of 8. Since working here I have had the pleasure to work with incredible midwives and amazing families in a supportive community.
I currently live in Innisfil with my husband and our 3 boys. I enjoy swimming, skating, reading and relaxing on our boat.
I was born and raised in the Niagara Region.
I graduated from triOS College with a degree in Medical Office Assistant. I have been with Midwives of York Region since 2012.
I currently live in Bradford with my amazing husband John and our adorable daughter Harlee.