I grew up dividing my time between a small town in Halton and spending my summers in Muskoka. My midwifery journey began when I volunteered at a local midwifery practice for a high school project. I loved that the midwives seemed to get to know their clients so well and the idea of snuggling with babies sounded great. It wasn’t until I did more research that I really realized everything that midwifery care encompasses and I knew it was the job for me.
I did my undergraduate at McMaster in sociology focusing on women’s studies and ethics. Before completing my degree I was accepted to the Midwifery Education Program at Ryerson University and graduated in 2009. I did most of my placements in Toronto and one in Kitchener. After taking some time off to start my own family I began practicing in 2010 at the Community Midwives of Brantford.
Our dream of living in the country finally came true in 2016 when we bought a small hobby farm near the Brant county/Norfolk border. Over the last year we have started to hatch and raise chickens and quail, quite a change from how I grew up! I also love to crochet, cook and canoe on the Grand River.
I am thrilled to be transitioning to the Norfolk Roots Midwives.