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Leigh Sheppard

I was born and raised in Norfolk County, Ontario. When I was 18, I met a midwife while traveling in the United States and was immediately drawn to this profession I had never even heard of before! As there was not yet an established midwifery education program in Ontario, I started my initial midwifery education by joining midwifery study groups and independent midwifery schools in Vancouver, BC and Eugene, OR. I also became a labour and postpartum doula. Eventually, I entered the Midwifery Education Program at Laurentian University and graduated in 2007. Since then, I have had the pleasure of practicing midwifery in Hamilton, Cambridge, and Langley, BC. I also continue to foster a link with Laurentian University, where I have worked as faculty, sessional instructor, and lead of the Pelvic Teaching Program. I have found a love a teaching through my passion for midwifery.

I have always dreamed of working as a midwife in Norfolk County, my “hometown.” I look forward to working in the very hospital that I was born in, Norfolk General Hospital. I am thrilled to join the team at Norfolk Roots Midwives and finally come home!