Mount Royal Team
I have wanted to be a midwife since I was pregnant with my first child, but was unable to find one due to restrictive licensing issues. I began assisting at home births 36 years ago, eventually becoming a maternity nurse, where I attended births in a free standing birth center. When I became a midwife I fulfilled a lifetime goal, but as I became more comfortable in my role as a midwife, I realized that I had to do more to educate the public and our elected officials about midwifery. I can’t afford to be complacent, but must work for the right to practice my profession. I enjoy political action, and actively work to preserve the midwifery option for all women. I have strong feelings about social justice for women and children, and have been involved politically with the American College of Nurse Midwives for many years to try to improve access to midwifery care for women and their families.
My family consists of my husband, four children, ages 27-36, three of whom were born at home, and three grandchildren. My love of women and teaching has led me to a position as Assistant Professor of Midwifery in the Mt. Royal University Bachelor of Midwifery program. I am excited and honored to care for women in Calgary within the Canadian Midwifery Model of Care, where informed choice and shared decision making are paramount.