We are pleased to welcome Juliette Mudra, a 3rd-year midwifery student from the UBC Midwifery Program. Juliette will work alongside our midwives for the months of January and February 2019, and will be present at most prenatal visits, labours, births and postpartum visits. We hope you will welcome Juliette into your care to help provide this opportunity for the growth of midwifery in our province. To learn a bit more about Juliette, please read her bio below…
“I grew up on a small beef farm in Nova Scotia and previous to midwifery, I worked as a fisheries biologist in Alaska and a labour and delivery nurse in Nova Scotia. On Cape Breton Island, where my home is, many families have to drive 2-3 hours to seek care during their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. It is my dream to help bring birth, perinatal, and newborn care back into these communities.
As a nurse and midwifery student, my approach to whatever situations that arise is one that involves kindness, attentiveness, and patience. I firmly believe in birthers’ intuitive ability to wisely navigate through their often challenging journeys into parenthood, and am here to help in any way I can along that journey.
In addition to catching babies, I have continued to work as a labour and delivery nurse, a nursing instructor at St. FX University, and on my partner’s dairy farm. I’m an avid cook and outdoor enthusiast, so please share your favorite recipes and hikes with me!”