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Bekah Ghent

My journey to midwifery began a few years after high school on an exploratory trip to east Africa where I visited a family friend who was a midwife in Rwanda. It was there, in the slums of Kigali, that I attended my first birth. I was …

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Kim Cleland

I grew up on a farm in rural Norfolk County, Ontario. I was sixteen when I decided that midwifery was my calling. I liked the emphasis on holistic health care, normal birth, and women making their own choices during their pregnancy. I spent the rest of …

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Kimberley Tigani

My interest in midwifery began when I was encouraged by a friend to seek out midwifery care with my own pregnancy in 2005. I did not know what midwives did or how they worked and so when I approached them for care, I had no idea …

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Sevanne Carpenter

It was during the pregnancy and birth of my first child that I decided midwifery was the career for me. During this time, I became passionate about the importance of feeling safe, respected, and being able to make my own decisions during pregnancy and childbirth. Weeks …

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Second Attendants

Amy Hastings

My journey into birth work started in Calgary in 2008 when I completed my birth doula training. As I started attending births I realized quickly that serving women and their families during such a transformative time in their lives was my passion. I really enjoy working …

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Jennifer Dahl

I was born and raised in Norfolk County and currently reside in Delhi. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a Master of Science degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences.  The development of babies and children has always been a …

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Jodi Schott-Ramirez

Birth is an integral part of my life and has been for more than 25 years. Beginning with a Nursing Diploma where I specialized in Obstetrics, my passion intensified and I decided to become a Birth Doula and Certified Doula Instructor, with a specialized interest in …

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Mariana De Souza

As a mother I know first hand of the important role that midwifery care plays in our community, and could not be more proud to be contributing to that care.  I was born in Brazil but have lived in Ontario since I was a baby. For …

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Odessa Walker

Born and raised in Norfolk, I became interested in the birth world after having my first son. At that time, I started to educate myself about birth and breastfeeding. I felt like the birth of my first left me feeling powerless and detached. That’s when I …

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Administration

Andrea Bellinger

I was born and raised in Northern Ontario. Caring for children and becoming a mother has always been a great desire. Norfolk has been my home since 2004 and I have been blessed with three teenage boys. It is a great honour to be able to …

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