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 that it would be a life changing experience! My journey into motherhood has not always been easy and after a year long struggle with postpartum depression after the birth of my daughter, I decided to find out more about ways to support women and families during this transformative time in their lives. Midwifery was the path that I was looking for.
Before being accepted into the Midwifery Education Program at Laurentian University in 2010, I worked as a labour and postpartum doula and attended the University of Waterloo on a part time basis, as well as being a full time mom. I graduated, with honours, from Laurentian in the spring of 2014. Clinical placements were completed in London, Owen Sound, Rankin Inlet in Nunavut, and the beautiful Muskokas.
I spent a year working in Kingston with a large group of amazingly supportive and generous colleagues. As a single mom, I made the decision to return to living closer to family, most of whom are in Perth and Oxford counties. I am excited to have the opportunity to join Kim as this practice truly establishes its roots!
Besides midwifery, my interests include travel (a love that I am beginning to be able to share with my daughter), reading, baking, and DIY projects. I look forward to meeting and working with you and those who support you during this meaningful time in your life.