I have been a Registered Midwife since April 2000. I started my practice in the West Kootenays and moved to Cranbrook in 2004.
My interest in midwifery started as a student nurse in 1986 when I worked with a Scottish midwife. Her knowledge of childbirth, the compassion she showed and care that she gave women during birth and postpartum inspired my choice to be an obstetrical nurse and later when opportunity presented, a midwife.
When I am not involved in the care of families as they bring new life and hope into the world, I love to spend time with my children and grandchildren. They have all without exception shown their support and accept late or early celebration of birthdays and holidays and/or carry on without me as needed. I also enjoy gardening, hiking and kayaking.
It is with great respect for pregnancy and profound admiration for the courage of women and their support people that I care for women and their families throughout a pregnancy. Every birth is as unique as is the child that is born and the family that welcomes that child.
I feel indebted to other health care professionals; doctors of obstetrics and osteopathy, nurses and doulas, chiropractors and massage therapists, outreach support and counselors, to name a few who all are so important to the health and welfare of a woman during pregnancy.
I want to thank my midwife colleagues past, present and future for all they have taught me and for their support. I couldn’t do it without you.