Please join the Midwives Association Aboriginal Committee of the Midwives Association of British Columbia as we share in an interactive and dynamic discussion regarding the important work that midwives and doulas carry out within their communities. This session will focus specifically on the positive impact that re-shifting the childbirth culture has had on outcomes for maternal-infant health and explore bringing birth back to communities. It’s your opportunity to learn about the midwife and doula services available and how you can access them.
All are welcome to attend and participate in this FREE live videoconference and computer webinar session.
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Participate live via videoconference OR computer webinar. Want to know the difference between videoconference and computer webinar? Click here to find out.
Registration: Click here to register. Pre-registration is required to attend this free live event.
About the Presenters
Misty has primarily lived in central and northwestern Canada. She relocated to Ontario in 2001 to obtain her Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery Degree from Laurentian University in Sudbury. She practiced in southern Ontario for a number of years and then moved to the Fraser Valley to practice midwifery for two years. It was here that her Sequoia was born. Her family has since relocated to Victoria where they look forward to settling down in the community.
Marijke de Zwager
Marijke acknowledges that as a first generation Canadian she is living on unceded territory. Marijke’s parents immigrated from the Netherlands and England in the 1970s and settled in Victoria, where Marijke was born and raised. Marijke studied midwifery at UBC and works as a Registered Midwife serving a diverse population of families in East Vancouver. Marijke co-chairs the Midwives Association Aboriginal Committee (MAAC), which strives to increase access to midwifery care for aboriginal families in BC and support aboriginal women pursuing midwifery as a career. Marijke has the had the honour and privilege of catching babies in various parts of British Columbia, Nunavut, Zambia and Haiti and is passionate about everything to do with pregnancy, birth and babies!
Lauren Redman is a fouth-year midwifery student at the University of British Columbia (UBC) of Métis descent. She came to midwifery wanting to be of service in the field of women’s health. After attending a friend’s birth, she knew that she had found her path. Through volunteering as a doula, she found that working with diverse women and their families solidified her desire to be a midwife. Prior to entering UBC’s midwifery program she completed a bachelor’s degree at UBC in Women’s and Gender Studies in which she focused on midwifery, women’s health and Aboriginal health. During this time she worked at UBC, both at the Institute for Aboriginal Health and at Aboriginal Student Affairs. She has alsotrained in hatha yoga and prenatal yoga.
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