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Bekah Ghent ~ On Leave

My journey to midwifery began a few years after high school on an exploratory trip to east Africa where I visited a family friend who was a midwife in Rwanda. It was there, in the slums of Kigali, that I attended my first birth. I was …

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Jem Deguire

I am so grateful for the gift of joining you and the birth work communities along Lake Erie this year! I graduated from McMaster University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in Midwifery and since then have been gaining wisdom through experiences with …

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Kate Bondy

A dear friend of mine introduced me to the world of birth and compassionate family care well over a decade ago, and while I pursued a whole other career in the news industry between then and now, I always had a feeling I’d make my way …

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Kim Cleland

I grew up on a farm in rural Norfolk County, Ontario. I was sixteen when I decided that midwifery was my calling. I liked the emphasis on holistic health care, normal birth, and women making their own choices during their pregnancy. I spent the rest of …

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Kimberley Tigani

My interest in midwifery began when I was encouraged by a friend to seek out midwifery care with my own pregnancy in 2005. I did not know what midwives did or how they worked and so when I approached them for care, I had no idea …

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Sevanne Carpenter

It was during the pregnancy and birth of my first child that I decided midwifery was the career for me. During this time, I became passionate about the importance of feeling safe, respected, and being able to make my own decisions during pregnancy and childbirth. Weeks …

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Second Attendants

Amy Hastings

My journey into the birth world started in 2002 when a family I was a nanny for hired a doula. I was immediately fascinated with the idea and knew it was an avenue I wanted to explore. In 2008 while living in Calgary, AB, I completed …

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Chantal Gowing

I was born and raised in Haldimand County where I am currently living with my husband and our four children, all of whom were delivered in the care of midwifery. Through the journey of becoming a mother, I realized my passion for the entire birth experience. …

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Jessica Wojtkowiak

I was born and raised in Oxford County and moved to Norfolk county where I married my best friend and we are now raising our two sons. After navigating my own birth journeys, I became empowered to mentor and support birthing families. Since 2017, I have …

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Andrea Bellinger

I was born and raised in Northern Ontario. Caring for children and becoming a mother has always been a great desire. Norfolk has been my home since 2004 and I have been blessed with three teenage boys. It is a great honour to be able to …

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