We are pleased to welcome Lindsay Wells, a fourth-year midwifery student from the UBC Midwifery Program. Lindsay will be working alongside our midwives from mid-September 2019 until mid-April 2020, and will be present at most prenatal visits, labours, births and postpartum visits. We hope you will welcome Lindsay into your care to help provide this opportunity for the growth of midwifery in our province. To learn a bit more about Lindsay, please read her bio below…
My family and I have moved here from Qualicum and we are happy to have landed in the Comox Valley near family & friends for my final midwifery placement! I am grateful to be involved in your care and thank you for sharing your time with me.
My initial experiences supporting people during pregnancy and birth were potent and they weaved me onto the path of midwifery. During my midwifery education, I’ve had the privilege of working with families in Victoria, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum & Port Alberni. Witnessing the transformation of people to parents continues to inspire me.
Prior to midwifery, my professional background in the health and wellness field spans a decade. I have a degree in recreation and health education from the University of Victoria. For a number of years, I worked in the cancer and HIV communities in Vancouver developing programs in complementary and alternative healthcare. I also have experience teaching yoga, managing programs for children and youth, providing leadership in the disability community, and supporting people in a palliative care setting.
In my spare moments, you’ll find me in the forest or near the ocean with my partner and our 2-1/2 year old sweetheart.
Please be advised that there are several road construction projects occurring this summer and fall in Comox. Single lane alternating traffic will be required and Guthrie Road has been closed temporarily with a detour in place.
Guthrie Road (between Anderton Road and Pritchard Road) July – September 30st.
Noel Ave (from Pritchard Road to Torrence Road) until September 20st.
Lazo Road ( between Colby Road and Brent Road) September 9th – 27th
Please see attached map for more details (all information is subject to change).
Plum Midwifery is excited to support Carla Taylor-Black RM, in her maternity leave. Carla is expecting her second baby this summer and will be on leave at the end of May 2019. Even though Carla will miss all the lovely Plum families, she is looking forward to focusing on motherhood and engaging in the community as a mom. Carla is thankful for all the wonderful families she has had the privilege of caring for and looks forward to reconnecting again in the future. We will miss you, Carla!
Welcome to Sabrina Westra RM, our long-term locum, group facilitator, and community midwife. Sabrina will be joining our Plum Midwifery team as of June 2019. Many of you already know Sabrina, and we are excited to have her join us. Sabrina’s bio can be found here.
The Canadian Association of Midwives has created a website for parents focused on evidence-based information, self-advocacy, and consent in care. Having a Baby.co focuses on choices and rights in reproductive health. We hope this site will grow and become a platform for dynamic and engaging conversations about conception, pregnancy, birth, mental health, and ensuring the best care for families. For more information, please visit their website at havingababy.co
Plum Midwifery is now offering group care, a place to share your concerns, have your questions answered, and provide an opportunity to be an active participant in your own care. We have new prenatal groups starting monthly and weekly postpartum groups.