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Meet Our Midwives

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.

Kaitlynn Daniel

I was born and raised in York Region and am excited to continue to be involved in the community that I call home. Prior to studying Midwifery, I graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Art and Science degree in Nutrition and International Development. I developed a passion for relational clinical care with a women-centered focus through my involvement in health care provision in Ecuador and Uruguay. These experiences lead me to pursue a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in Midwifery through the McMaster Midwifery Education Program. I was drawn to midwifery because of its unique emphasis on continuity of care, client-centered care and informed choice given to clients. During my training, I completed placements at Southlake Regional Healthcare Centre, McMaster Children's Hospital, Markham Stouffville Hospital as well as several other communities across Southern Ontario. Following graduation, I worked with Uxbridge Community Midwives before joining the Midwives of York Region.

In my spare time I love adventuring outdoors, whether hiking, camping or canoeing. I am an avid traveler and enjoy exploring the beauty of nature. I am so grateful to have the privilege of sharing in your journey. I look forward to meeting you and being part of your pregnancy and birth experience.

Jacqueline Thiessen

Born and raised on a horse/cattle ranch in Saskatchewan, my interest in birth began at a young age. I remember the long nights with my dad, not wanting to miss a single birth; I loved calving season as a child.

As a young adult, my adventurous spirit took me abroad. Time spent in developing countries, doing volunteer work, grew my interest in social justice and women's rights. Pursuing midwifery was a natural next step. I studied at the National College of Midwifery in New Mexico, with a large portion of my clinical experience at a charity birth centre in the Philippines. Upon completion of my studies in 2012, I worked four years in a remote island community in Micronesia.

After many years of living overseas I am happy to be back in Canada. I completed the International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program (IMPP), a midwifery bridging program at Ryerson University for internationally educated midwives in spring 2018. It's an honor being part of the great team here at Midwives of York Region.

I believe that birth can be the most empowering experience of your life. It's my joy to walk-with you and serve you on your journey.

Kristine Reynolds
Administrator & Office Manager

I graduated from Georgian College in 2001 with a degree in the Office Administration - Medical program. I started working as a Medical Secretary in 2001 and spent the last 12 years working in the Maternal Child field. I recently started here at The Midwives of York Region and I am truly blessed to work with such an incredible team of midwives and all of the amazing families.

I live in Georgina with my husband and 2 wonderful children Benjamin and Abigail. We enjoy spending our evenings at the baseball diamond or at the dance hall watching them achieve their dreams. We also enjoy spending our down time with our Families, camping or going to our family cottage.

Michelle Playter

My name is Michelle. I was born in Newmarket at York County hospital. Southlake Regional Health Centre as we now know it. I love this always growing community and am proud to call it home.

I live in Newmarket with my outnumbered husband. We have three daughters and another old girl. A very large rescue dog. Her name is Missy. She's a Newfoundland Mastiff cross and she believes she's the matriarch of our household.

Although I'm new to MOYR I have a decade of medical and family practice experience. My favourite part of this career has always been you. I love working with the public and I am honored to be part of this amazing team. I look forward to helping all of you in your journeys through pregnancy and childbirth.

Kara Brockington, BA(Hon)
Registered Midwife

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!

Sally Morgan
Registered Midwife

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
Registered Midwife

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)
Registered Midwife

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
Registered Midwife

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.

Kristen Wilkinson
Registered Midwife

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.

Victoria Malamant
Registered Midwife

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.