I have been caring for pregnant people in Halton since 1998. I was first introduced to midwifery as a nursing student at McMaster. My desire to be a midwife was realized when I worked as a labour and delivery nurse in Toronto.
Within my midwifery career I have worked in a completely home birth practice in Kitchener then I began working in Halton. For many years I worked both as a midwife and nurse.
I love working with families here in Burlington and Hamilton. I am adjunct faculty at McMaster and have the opportunity to teach within the midwifery program.
With my background I am very comfortable in the hospital and my experience over the years has grounded me in supporting clients who choose to have or consider a home birth. I think the best part of midwifery is having your questions answered and having the time to connect.
Both my children were born at home, yet I know that if I needed the hospital, I would have been in very good hands with our midwifery and Joseph Brant staff.
My interests include supporting families as they grow, helping people understand their options and supporting their choices. I love my family, skiing, Disney (sorry), and my dog.
Midwifery is not a job. It is an exhausting but amazing life style.
I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Kingston Ontario. I have known that I wanted to be a midwife since I was a teenager and my path to midwifery led me to McMaster. The Burlington area has been my home since 1994, where I have been practicing since 2002.
When I was accepted into the midwifery program at McMaster University I was already putting my nursing degree to work at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. It was difficult to leave the fantastic staff and patients at Sick Kid's but I always felt that being a midwife is what I was meant to do.
I consider myself privileged to care for families at such a pivotal point in their lives. Being a part of the Joseph Brant maternity team brings me pride, as we were recognized by the Ontario Hospital Association in 2014 for excellent integration of midwifery into the health care team.
Both of my two amazing daughters were born in the home where we still live. In the winter we spend time as a family downhill skiing. During the rest of the year, family time means cheering on the kids at the soccer field!
I completed the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster after finishing an Honours Bachelor of Science degree also at McMaster.
I chose midwifery as a profession as it enabled me to work with healthy pregnant people and babies and help clients during pregnancy and childbirth in a positive and inspiring way.
After graduation in 2003 I began practicing in the Halton region and have been here ever since. I have been with Burlington and Area Midwives from the start when the clinic opened in 2006.
I currently live in Dundas with my family and enjoy gardening, yoga, and reading.
I first graduated from McMaster in 1995 with a bachelor of Arts. I then spent some time in the workforce, as well as figure skated competitively internationally before heading back to school for Nursing in Thunder Bay. It was while I was in the Nursing program at Lakehead that I discovered midwifery.
I loved nursing, but felt midwifery would be an ideal fit with my philosophies surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. I made the move back to Hamilton and graduated from the McMaster Midwifery Education Program in 2005...and birthed my first son (at home into the loving hands of the wonderful midwives I now work with) the day before my final exam!
I have since had two more children and share my life with them, and my supportive husband.
Hello. I have been a midwife since the 1990's and am passionate about the foundational tenets of midwifery care. My journey started as a nursing student at McMaster University when I had placements in maternity care. It was there that I saw pregnancy, labour, and birth as miraculous and humbling processes.
While completing my Masters degree at the University of Alberta, I became one of the first midwives to become regulated in that province. There I worked in a small practice in Edmonton with a huge catchment area and a high percentage of homebirths.
I soon moved back to Ontario and have been working here as a midwife ever since. I joined BAM in 2007 as their philosophies around birth, choice, and client-centered care best aligned with mine. And they are a great group to work with!
I love teaching and have been a preceptor for many midwifery students and a tutor for both Laurentian and McMaster Universities. Currently I am the educational coordinator for BAM and facilitate student placements within our practice settings.
I live in Ancaster, and am adjusting to being single (again) since losing my husband in 2019. I love my dog Shadow, travelling, and spending time at the cottage. I look forward to working with clients and their families on their journey toward parenthood with all its joys, challenges, and rewards.
My first experience of birth was my mother's birth to my younger sister when I was 9 years-old, at which time I was in the corner of the delivery room with my head between my legs in hopes of not passing out. Interestingly I am now a midwife who has been happily practicing since 2009.
I came to the midwifery profession through my mother, a family doctor who has delivered over 2500 through the course of her career. My older sister and I often tagged along with my mother when she was called to a delivery or was doing rounds for her patients and babies. Although the hospital is not a place you would think two young girls want to hang out, it was always an enjoyable and educational experience as my mother was passionate about her work and teaching us about medicine and reproductive health issues.
Healthcare had always been a strong interest of mine from a young age, but I wanted to make sure I was taking my own path in life. In going off the beat-in path of my family and doing an undergrad degree at Queen's University in Psychology and Film Studies, I found myself still drawn to healthcare and reproductive health. After my undergrad degree I was working as my mother's secretary in her family practice. As I would chat with the pregnant patients that were coming in for their prenatal appointments, I discovered that midwifery would be a really fulfilling career choice for me.
I graduated from McMaster University in 2009 in Midwifery and feel so fortunate to be able to be a part of this transformative experience for clients and their families. Thankfully squeamishness is something you get over!
I currently live in Waterdown with my husband and two children, born in 2011 and 2013. I enjoy camping, skating, music concerts, exercise classes and spending time with my kids.
I am so excited to be your midwife. My favourite part of the job is simply being a witness on your pregnancy journey and creating space where you feel safe and heard; whether it's in our conversations about your choices in our prenatal appointments or during the most intense moments in labour and birth.
I have been practicing with Burlington and Area Midwives since I graduated from McMaster in 2010 and even had the privilege of completing my training with this practice. I love our practice's commitment to client centered care and supporting flexibility around choice of birth place. My partner and I had our own two children with the attentive care of these wonderful colleagues.
When not on call I love being at home in Hamilton with my family and dogs; generally being silly, making fancy cakes, puttering in the garden and trying to grow things we can eat and letting loose at community hip hop dance classes. I look forward to meeting you.
I graduated from the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University in 2013. Prior to studying Midwifery, I completed a Bachelor of Science degree at McMaster University in 2009.
During my clinical training, I had the opportunity to work at practices and hospitals that serve people from downtown Toronto, Guelph, Hamilton and Burlington. I experienced the joy of midwifery care and homebirth with the birth of my own son in 2014.
I am honoured to be working in a profession where I can assist clients and families through the life changing transition of pregnancy, labour and birth. I look forward to being part of this special experience for you and your family.
Midwifery was the norm for me as a child. I observed my mother’s two homebirths, both attended by a midwife prior to legislation. As I discovered more about midwifery in Ontario from my own pregnancy and homebirth experiences, I became passionate about the client-centered care it provides and was compelled to pursue midwifery as a career.
I am a graduate of the midwifery program at McMaster University and a recipient of the Murray and Eleanor Enkin award for superior achievement in the humanitarian, professional and academic domains of midwifery practice.
For the past 18 years I have also been a professional dancer and choreographer. Across both careers, I think the body is spectacular and giving birth the most extreme sport of all!
I’m passionate about facilitating care where people have the freedom and space to make choices for themselves in how they experience and manage their pregnancy, labour, and early parenting.
I am happy to have joined the Burlington and Area Midwives in 2015! I am a graduate of the McMaster Midwifery Education program and I have had the opportunity to train in Ottawa, Hamilton, Tanzania, and Burlington.
Prior to midwifery I studied Liberal Arts at Augustine College in Ottawa. I was raised in Carlisle, Ontario. When not participating in all things midwifery I enjoy reading, cooking, crafting and the outdoors.
My interest for this ancient profession grew when I learned of the brilliant balance of evidenced based care and the appreciation of normal birth. I feel privileged to be caring for clients and families during this significant time in life.
I am thrilled to join Burlington & Area Midwives where I completed my training. I am a graduate of the McMaster Midwifery Program and have completed placements in the Burlington, Hamilton and Barrie areas. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to assist clients and their families in their journey through pregnancy and birth.
I grew up in Oro Station, a small town on Lake Simcoe between Barrie and Orillia but this community has become my home, as I completed my Bachelor of Health Sciences degree also at McMaster. Midwifery is an ideal fit for me, blending scientific evidence with compassionate, client-centered care.
I live in Hamilton with my partner and cat, and you will often find us trying out new restaurants in the city. Thank you for letting me be a part of your care!
Since graduating the Midwifery Education program at McMaster in 2013, I have been working in the Durham region. Although I've had many amazing experiences in Durham, originally from Oakville, I have always considered Halton Region home. Working as a member of the Burlington Midwives team has always been my goal and dream.
Since first learning about midwifery in high school, I was committed to becoming a midwife myself. I have always had an interest in reproductive healthcare and in particular the ideals of client centered care. I always strive to honour the ability of my clients to voice their opinions and wishes for their care by being open and supportive. My goal is to make each client’s pregnancy and postpartum experience one that is positive, supported and empowering.
I am passionate about outreach both within the clinic and in the community and look forward to continuing volunteering, educating and raising awareness in the Burlington area.
I now reside in Waterdown with my boyfriend and morkie puppy. In my spare time, I enjoy trying out new restaurants, keeping active and card making.
I feel privileged to be a part of your pregnancy and birth experience.
I have been a practicing midwife since 2014. Prior to completing the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University I completed a degree in Health Sciences from The University of Western Ontario. After working in Toronto for several years I am excited to be back in Burlington where I spent my high school years.
One of the best parts of being a midwife is providing care that is in line with evidence-based practices and educating clients on their options throughout their pregnancy, labour and birth. I am proud to play a role in helping clients feel confident that they have the information they need to make the choices that are best for them and their families.
I absolutely love being a midwife and feel so lucky that I have found a strong passion in my work. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors biking, hiking, and snowboarding. I value the strong connections I have with my family and friends, and love partnering with my husband to teach our daughter the ways of life.
I am thrilled to be joining the team at Burlington and Area Midwives. Having completed the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University, most of my training was completed in the Southern Ontario region including Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford and Oakville. I was also fortunate to spend some time with the Lucina Birth Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.
Prior to becoming a midwife, I completed an Honors BSc at McMaster in Biochemistry (2012) followed by a Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (2014). Working in clinical research was what really sparked me to become my own practitioner. I love the field of midwifery, caring for pregnant clients and I am so thankful to work with the clients we serve. Recently I have begun to combine my interests in midwifery and research by working as a research fellow for the McMaster Midwifery Research Centre. My research interests predominantly lie in population and public health as well as health services for gender and sexual minorities.
When I am not working as a midwife or doing research, you can find me playing recreational sports (soccer, dodgeball and softball) or working on some sort of crafting/embroidery project. I also never pass up an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, especially when board games or card games are involved.
I had the pleasure of working at Burlington and Area Midwives during my final year of training, and I am thrilled to say that I will be joining the team upon graduating from the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University! Throughout my clinical training, I had the privilege of working with midwives and other healthcare professionals in Hamilton, Brantford, Burlington, and Markham (my hometown!).
My favorite aspects of being a midwife are the opportunity to work with individuals from different walks of life and forming relationships with my clients. I am passionate about educating and empowering clients to make decisions revolving around their care through informed choice. It brings me great joy to guide clients through this transformative part of their lives. When not on call, you may find me exploring local parks and seeking out new bubble tea shops and dessert spots to try! I also enjoy reading fantasy novels, playing board games, and bowling in my spare time.
Thank you for allowing me to partake in your pregnancy, birth, and early parenting journey. I look forward to meeting you and your family!
I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the team with Burlington & Area Midwives. I completed my Normal Childbearing placement with this practice and dreamed of one day working here. Originally from Ottawa, I attended the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University. Through my education I received experience working in many different communities throughout southern Ontario, including Hamilton, Halton, London, and the birth centre in Ottawa.
I’ve always wanted to be in a profession that allowed me to care for people and I fell in love with midwifery’s client centered care model. I’m honoured to be a part of a profession that respects evidence-based research, informed decision making and choice of birthplace. I strive to be a midwife who provides holistic support and empowers families to find autonomy within their birth experience.
I currently live with my partner and my three fur-babies, who I’d be more than happy to talk to you about. In my spare time you can find me horse backing riding, working on genealogy, reading, or curled up watching Disney Plus.
When I became pregnant for the first time, I knew I wanted midwifery care. I loved the client-centred focus and the belief in birth as a normal physiological process. After the birth of my second baby, I started thinking about how I could alter my career path to include work with women’s health and began looking at policy and advocacy positions. Eventually I came to realize that what I really wanted to do was be hands on, empowering expectant parents to be informed and active participants in their care. Following the birth of my third baby, I decided to make the leap and returned to McMaster, thirteen years after completing my first degree (Political Science/Anthropology).
I was drawn to midwifery for its client-centered, evidence-based care. I have a passion for understanding how and why things work and I love incorporating science and teaching into client care. Bodies are amazing!
When not at work, I love spending time with my partner and three kids, working in my garden and making things. I’ve lived in Hamilton since moving here for university and happily call the North End home.
I’ve trained and worked in the Hamilton and Burlington area and spent my senior year with Burlington & Area Midwives. I feel privileged to be returning to the practice as a Registered Midwife and look forward to providing care close to home.
I graduated from the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University in 2011, having previously completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. I then worked with Burlington & Area Midwives for 8 years, before taking a few years off to have babies of my own. I am thrilled to re-join this wonderful group of midwives caring for families in our community.
I was drawn to becoming a midwife because of the important role that midwives have in supporting clients and their families through the transformative journey of pregnancy, birth, and the first few weeks with a new baby. I love sharing in my clients’ birth stories, and I value being a care provider who can safely offer both home and hospital birth. Even though babies come at unpredictable times, supporting clients through labour and birth is the highlight of being a midwife for me.
I live in Burlington with my husband and our two kids, and we enjoy spending time outdoors, especially hiking, biking, and camping.
In Ontario, a midwife is a registered health care professional who provides free primary care to low-risk people throughout pregnancy, labour and birth. Midwives also provide care to both the client and their baby for six weeks following birth.
During the course of your pregnancy you will get to know two midwives. This small team provides you with continuity of care and this shared call schedule allows one member of your team to be on call for your birth. Midwives are an integral part of the health care team and work closely with physicians when the need arises.
Learn more about midwives here: www.ontariomidwives.ca
Burlington and Area Midwives (BAM) was officially established in 2006 as a sister practice of the Community Midwives of Halton, which has served clients and families in Burlington and neighboring communities since the 1990"s.
Midwives became part of the Joseph Brant team in 1999.
Our catchment area is approximately 30 kms in radius and includes Waterdown, Flamborough and Stoney Creek, as well as Hamilton, Oakville and Milton.
Many people call Burlington "home" and many others work in this community, so offering them maternity care close to home or work was our goal. We love serving this area of growing families and feel proud to say we have played an integral role in the lives of so many in our continually growing neighbourhood.