I am originally from South Africa, our family moved to Dawson Creek in 2016. I have been working as a midwife since 2009 and have worked in various settings, including birth centres, hospitals and home births and have cared for an extremely diverse population of women with both low- and high-risk pregnancies.
I am very excited to be pioneering midwifery care in this part of British Columbia and look forward to working with the families of Dawson Creek and the surrounding areas.
There has been an increase in demand for midwifery services across British Columbia, yet midwifery services are still not accessible in some rural communities, like Dawson Creek.
Vision for midwifery in Dawson Creek:
To integrate midwifery services into the health care services that are available to the community
To improve health outcomes and increase consumer satisfaction with the maternity care being offered and available in the community
To increase midwife-assisted births in line with provincial standards which are currently at 21%