My journey into midwifery began many years ago when I set out to pursue a career in kinesiology. The body has always been a fascinating thing to me, and I always knew I wanted a career in an area of healthcare that promoted individual’s advocating for healthy lifestyles instead of treating their ailments. As I neared the end of my degree I began to take a big interest in the mother-baby dyad and focused my studies in this area. However, before I had even completed my degree I knew I wanted to be more involved in prenatal and postpartum health care.
After graduating I applied for the midwifery program which had recently opened at Mount Royal University. I knew my chances of getting in were slim, but I also knew this would be the career path I would follow to its end as I instantly fell in love with what midwifery had to offer families. I was fortunate enough to be accepted into the program and after four years of hard work I have accomplished my dream of becoming a midwife.
I have worked in both Calgary and Edmonton midwifery practices, but am happy to be planting my feet back in Calgary at Aurora Midwifery.
In my hours outside of being a midwife, I am an individual who loves the outdoors and all it has to offer. I grew up in a small town outside of Calgary called Bragg Creek where this passion for outdoor adventuring began. I also enjoy painting and crocheting when I need to exercise the creative side of my brain. I come from a big family who have taught me the importance of laughing loud, crying hard and appreciating each moment in life. They have been my pillars of support throughout my midwifery journey and have made me who I am today.
I truly believe that pregnancy and childbirth is a transformative experience which can be greatly impacted by the care a family receives. I am a huge advocate for informed choice and individualizing care to help empower families to make the best decisions to meet their needs. I am honoured and excited to be to be able to provide care to the families of Calgary and look forward to meeting you all!