JOANNE DAVIAU, RM, MA (RETIRED 2021)

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Well into my midwifery career, I was amazed to discover that both my great grandmothers were midwives in Northern Ontario and in Quebec where my family roots originate.

 

I have been a midwife since 1987 when I completed a clinical internship in the USA, Holland, and Germany. I have attended births in the home setting, and in both tertiary and rural hospitals.

 

I worked for several years as a midwife in Vancouver prior to moving to Vancouver Island in 1998. I completed a Master’s degree in Midwifery and from 2011 to 2016 I worked with the College of Midwives of BC as the Quality Assurance and Clinical Practice Policy Director.

 

I have had the pleasure of providing midwifery care to families in the Comox Valley since 1998 where I live with my husband. We have three grown children all born at home with the care of midwives.

 

When I’m not catching babies, I enjoy travelling, crafting new projects, cooking, and spending time in this beautiful valley hiking, kayaking and cross country skiing.