A recent graduate from the UBC Midwifery program, Carla is excited to re-join Plum Midwifery as she looks forward to seeing familiar faces and continuing to build relationships with the families of the Comox Valley. She feels grateful to return as a midwife to her home community and work with her midwifery mentors.
Carla originally left the fields as an organic farmer to join midwifery school after her experience of supporting teen moms in rural Nova Scotia as a Birth Doula. The opportunity to connect, build relationships and to support people through the magical and transformative process of childbirth and parenthood, drew her to the profession.
Her education brought her to the big city streets of Vancouver, the remote islands of Haida Gwaii, and rural communities on Vancouver Island. As a student midwife, she combined her background in education, counseling and leadership to facilitate prenatal group care classes. Carla also has special interests in lactation and perinatal mental health, especially in rural areas.
Carla is also the proud mother of an energetic three-year-old, who has brought great insight and humility to her work as a midwife. When she is not catching babies, she delights in spending time in the kitchen, the garden, or the forest with her family.