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
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 ï¿½ 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!
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
I believe that every woman should feel supported, empowered and respected during her journey to motherhood.
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
Time spent in developing countries, doing volunteer work, grew my interest in social justice and women's rights.
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.
I developed a passion for relational clinical care with a women-centered focus through my involvement in health care provision in Ecuador and Uruguay.
In 2015 I graduated with a bilingual Bachelor of Sciences in Midwifery from Laurentian University. In 2016, I welcomed my daughter into my own hands under the care of midwives. I started my career in Halton Region where I experienced first hand how demanding but really rewarding midwifery can be. In 2018, our family grew when my son was born at home, just in time for Halloween!
I worked for some time at Family Care Midwives in Vaughan which gave my family the opportunity to move back to York Region which is where both my partner and I grew up!
Now I am excited to join Midwives of York Region! I look forward to sharing in your joy as your own families grow, two tiny feet at a time
I first knew I wanted to be a midwife when I read over the description of what the job entailed in my grade 10 career class
Region and look forward to being a part of your birth experience. I absolutely love working as a
Midwife and I am deeply committed to this profession and promoting the strength and power of
pregnant people through respecting choice and autonomy in pregnancy and birth.
Before completing the Midwifery Education Program at Ryerson University, I worked for 12 years
in Social Services for the City Peterborough helping those in receipt of Ontario Works. During that time, I had my 4 children with the Kawartha Community Midwives and absolutely fell in love with Midwifery. I became a Doula and Hypnobirthing practitioner and learned so much to help me support and advocate for pregnant and labouring people. This further motivated me to one day also become a midwife and when my youngest was 3 years old I got accepted into the Midwifery program and started my new career. In 2015, I graduated and have been working as a Midwife in Barrie for the last 5 years.
In my spare time I love running, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends. I am also a passionate fan of all things figure skating!
I became a Doula and Hypnobirthing practitioner and learned so much to help me support and advocate for pregnant and labouring people
from the Midwifery Education Program in 2012 and have been practicing
midwifery ever since. Prior to entering midwifery program, I completed a degree
in Women’s Studies and Sociology from Trent University. Being a midwife and
servicing our community is a great privilege and one I don’t take for granted.
When I’m not working as a midwife, I’m a busy mom of 2 kids, I love to run,
workout, and spend time at my family cottage. I look forward to meeting you all
Being a midwife and
servicing our community is a great privilege and one I don’t take for granted.
University, where I graduated in 2006. After some volunteer work and travel in South America and Asia I returned to Canada to study in the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University, receiving a BHSc with honours in 2016. Since that time, I have studied and practiced in a diverse set of communities including Owen Sound, Barrie and North York. What I cherish most about being a midwife is the opportunity to empower families to choose their birth story. I’m excited to be joining this group of passionate and like-minded midwives as we continue to support and celebrate the diverse set of families in York Region.
My incredibly supportive family includes my partner and 3 young kids. We love hiking, camping, paddling and all things outdoors.
What I cherish most about being a midwife is the opportunity to empower families to choose their birth story
Administrator & Office Manager
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.
I started working as a Medical Secretary in 2001 and spent the last 12 years working in the Maternal Child field
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 favorite 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.
My favorite 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.