I was born in Oakville, Ontario in the 70s, spent my younger years there then travelled for school and work and lived in Thunder Bay, Hamilton, and Sudbury. My ancestors were South Asian Bengali and Irish. My parents and ancestors came to this land as immigrants and settlers. I have single parented two amazing sons from the Ojibwe, Odawa and Pottawami nation. They are Treaty members from Wikwemikong Unceded FN on Manitoulin Island.
I had midwives with both of my pregnancies in 1995 and 2000 and the experience inspired my interest in pursuing a career in midwifery when I was 26. I have 3 degrees, 2 from Lakehead University and formal Midwifery education from McMaster University. I worked as a Registered Midwife in Ontario from 2002-2017 and then worked in Nunavik from 2015-2017 for locums. From 2004-2017, I led a midwifery practice called Midwives of Sudbury. While studying and working in Ontario I have attended over 1000 deliveries. My most recent position has been in Fort Smith, NT from 2017- 2021.
I have over 20 years of experience studying midwifery and providing primary care as a Registered Midwife in Canada. I have working in urban and rural areas and have a lot of experience working with Indigenous families and BIPOC communities. I look forward to and will enjoy sharing my knowledge and facilitating a positive pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience for your family.
I have ample experience with both low to higher risk Obstetrics and support births in hospital and out of hospital setting that are most meaningful to your family. I am a Canadian Red Cross Midwife Emergency Relief Unit delegate and a Surgical Assistant for Caesarean Births.
I spend time with my sons attending traditional events and enjoy taking time on the land and in the bush picking medicines and berries. I appreciate the roads less travelled and experiencing unique places and good food!
I look forward to meeting your family and learning about your needs and how I can support you in your pregnancy and parenting journey.
I am very excited to be joining Lucina Midwives in Edmonton this January 2022!