I am a holistic midwife living in Kaslo with my husband and 4 children. I studied and practiced midwifery in New Zealand, attaining a Bachelor of Midwifery in 2004. I am registered in BC, effective April 1, 2009. I work as a solo midwife, providing one to one care.
I hope to have the opportunity to share in your care. As a registered midwife, I am licensed to provide full prenatal, labour and birth and postnatal care. Midwifery is provided according to the College of Midwives of BC Standards of Practice. I offer the choice of birthing at home, or at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. If you have BC Healthcare (MSP), your midwifery care will be fully covered.
I aspire to empower families to take responsibility for their well being and birthing experience, and to reclaim childbirth as a sacred rite. My role is to support normal childbirth and to work in partnership with each family to determine appropriate care. I uphold nutrition, spirit, family and community as the essential foundations within childbirth. I offer both complementary therapies and conventional treatments in pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. I am certified to perform acupuncture for pain in labour.
Outside of midwifery, I enjoy swimming, hiking, snowboarding, knitting and gardening, especially if I’m with my family.