CARLA BLACK, RM, IBCLC

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From a young age, I was always fascinated by human relationships and I truly love working with people. I was called to the profession of Midwifery after attending a friend’s home birth. I am thankful to be a midwife and to be able to offer choice of birth, autonomy and support growing families.

 

I graduated from the UBC Midwifery Education Program in 2018 and I am also certified as International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I have a special interest in perinatal mental health and alternative medicine. During my studies I worked in both rural, remote and urban centers, including Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, Vancouver and Toronto.

 

Prior to Midwifery, I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic and Environmental Studies, with a diploma in Intercultural Education Training.

 

I am thankful to return home to practice Midwifery in the Comox Valley, where I was formerly a Plum Midwifery student since 2015. I respectfully acknowledge and give thanks that I live, work and was born on the unceded traditional territory of the K'ómoks First Nation.

 

Theo and Rosie are my two young children, born at home into the hands of midwives. They continue to be my best teachers.  When I’m not catching babies, I delight in spending time in the kitchen, the garden or the forest with my family. I look forward to meeting new and familiar Plum families on my return from maternity leave.